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Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

Helicopter Museum seeks “venerable beast” Alouette III, and more

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, UK, is seeking two particular aircraft to expand what is already a most impressive line-up of helicopters. In a posting on a popular forum website, the user heli1 – widely believed to be the Chairman of the Museum’s Trustees, Elfan ap Rees – posted a request initially for an Alouette… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-14

Portugal celebrates 50 years of the Alouette III

Portugal celebrates 50 years of the Alouette III

[Electronic translation] On April 20 was held in the premises of 552 Squadron“HORNETS”, based on the Air Base No. 11 , in Beja, the event commemorating the 50 years of operation of the helicopterALOUETTE III This event, which aimed to mark this milestone, brought together several generations of soldiers who worked and are working with the weapons system… Read more »

Source: Portuguese AF, 30-Apr-13

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French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

French Navy’s 34F Squadron celebrates 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx

On June 16, 2011, the French Navy’s 34F squadron celebrated its 100,000 flight hours on Alouette III and Lynx at Lanvéoc-Poulmic base. Present were pilots, crew members, technicians, past and present – to celebrate this important event with nearly 13,000 flight hours performed on Alouette III and 87,000 on Lynx . Vice Admiral Olivier de… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-11

Swiss Air Force say “Goodbye Alouette 3 1964-2010”

Swiss Air Force say “Goodbye Alouette 3 1964-2010”

Photographer Bruno Siegfried has caught this photo of Swiss Air Force Alouette III V-262 in a special livery – credit to SwissHeli.com for publishing this and to both for agreeing to HeliHub.com running this photo.  Titles show “Goodbye Alouette 3 1964-2010” to record the 46 years of operation of the venerable fleet of helicopters.  A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-10