The Swedish aviation museum Aeroseum has obtained the formal civil registration for its soon-to-be-flying Kawasaki Vertol 107. The helicopter, which previously served with the Swedish Armed Forces, has been waiting for this since its last landing on 1 March 2011. This touchdown was also the very last landing of a Vertol 107 in the Swedish Armed Forces, after originally serving since 1964.
“Yankee 70”, or ex 04070 to be precise will now carry the civil registration SE-JLY. It qualifies as the largest-ever helicopter in the Swedish civil helicopter register, and it is the only civil Vertol 107 in Europe. The helicopter will be used for flight show/demo purposes in order to show a piece of military history. It won’t make it to next weekend’s large airshow at Malmen Air Base, but it will be displayed in Gothenburg later this year if everything goes as planned.
The helicopter is formally owned by the National Swedish Museums of Military History (SFHM), but it is organized under the Aeroseum Foundation. SFHM has a wide range of airworthy vintage aircraft, including two Jet Rangers, two Schweizer 300s and fighter airplanes like Viggen, Draken and Tunnan.
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