14-Jun-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
The Museum of Flight in Seattle displayed a new exhibit yesterday – a Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard
The HH-52A entered service in 1963, with the US Coast Guard taking delivery of 99 examples which were based on cutters, icebreakers and air stations. The fleet was credited with saving 15,000 lives and $1.5 billion in property loss and damage prior to its retirement in 1989.
The museum is displaying Seaguard 1415, which entered service in 1966 and flew missions from Coast Guard Air Stations at Detroit, Mobile, Elizabeth City, Cape May and Port Angeles – its final Station before it was retired in 1982. The Coast Guard donated 1415 to to the museum in 1988.
The Museum of Flight has a scheduled a dedication ceremony for 11am this Saturday 18th June, which will be attended by
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com