29 results found
Registration / Serial:233
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:McMinnville / Evergreen Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Collection:Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:351268Submit Correction
View count: 33
The Evergreen museum claims that this is the fifth S-51 built and this appears to be correct, meaning that it was one of the first commercially operated helicopters in 1946 as NC92803 - see other picture. After bankruptcy of the pioneering HAT company it was sold to the USCG as 233, later 1233.
Registration / Serial:233
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:McMinnville / Evergreen Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:233
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:McMinnville / Evergreen Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Collection:Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:351268Submit Correction
View count: 33
The Evergreen museum claims that this is the fifth S-51 built and this appears to be correct, meaning that it was one of the first commercially operated helicopters in 1946 as NC92803 - see other picture. After bankruptcy of the pioneering HAT company it was sold to the USCG as 233, later 1233.
Registration / Serial:233
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:McMinnville / Evergreen Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:NC92803
Fleetnumber:2
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:HAT - Helicopter Air Transport
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1 December 1946 to 21 March 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:351246Submit Correction
View count: 139
HAT was the world's first commercial helicopter operator. The S-51 appears to be NC92803 which was delivered to the company from Camden, New Jersey, in September 1946. Air mail trials were flown in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia the following winter. A mail van is waiting on the right but we don't know where this photo was taken - do you? HAT filed for bankruptcy in October 1947. NC92803 went to the US Coast Guard as an HO3S, 233. It is now preserved in the Evergreen museum, Oregon. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:NC92803
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:HAT - Helicopter Air Transport
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1 December 1946 to 21 March 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:NC92803
Fleetnumber:2
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:HAT - Helicopter Air Transport
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1 December 1946 to 21 March 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:351246Submit Correction
View count: 139
HAT was the world's first commercial helicopter operator. The S-51 appears to be NC92803 which was delivered to the company from Camden, New Jersey, in September 1946. Air mail trials were flown in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia the following winter. A mail van is waiting on the right but we don't know where this photo was taken - do you? HAT filed for bankruptcy in October 1947. NC92803 went to the US Coast Guard as an HO3S, 233. It is now preserved in the Evergreen museum, Oregon. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:NC92803
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:HAT - Helicopter Air Transport
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1 December 1946 to 21 March 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJOO
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5121
Operator / Titles:Pest Control
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 August 1947 to 16 October 1949
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:317284Submit Correction
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One of six S-51s imported by Westland in 1947, G-AJOO was used by Pest Control in Bourn in Cambridgeshire. It was reportedly damaged beyond repair on 16 October 1949. Photo by: Charles Brown
Registration / Serial:G-AJOO
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5121
Operator / Titles:Pest Control
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 August 1947 to 16 October 1949
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AJOO
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5121
Operator / Titles:Pest Control
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 August 1947 to 16 October 1949
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:317284Submit Correction
View count: 53
One of six S-51s imported by Westland in 1947, G-AJOO was used by Pest Control in Bourn in Cambridgeshire. It was reportedly damaged beyond repair on 16 October 1949. Photo by: Charles Brown
Registration / Serial:G-AJOO
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5121
Operator / Titles:Pest Control
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown Region, United Kingdom
Photo Date:2 August 1947 to 16 October 1949
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:298344Submit Correction
View count: 46
1952 saw the first trials at what became the Waterloo Air Terminal heliport. The Festival of Britain was held here the year before and its Dome of Discovery is being torn down in the background. Photo from: British European Airways
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:298344Submit Correction
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1952 saw the first trials at what became the Waterloo Air Terminal heliport. The Festival of Britain was held here the year before and its Dome of Discovery is being torn down in the background. Photo from: British European Airways
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Heliport:London - Waterloo Air Terminal Heliport (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:29 July 1952
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:Northolt (EGWU / NHT)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 August 1947 to 31 July 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:297352Submit Correction
View count: 45
The heyday of the Vickers VIking, when Northolt was London's airport pending the construction of Heathrow. The S-51 was one of five American helicopters bought by BEA in 1947. Photo from: British European Airways
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:Northolt (EGWU / NHT)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 August 1947 to 31 July 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:Northolt (EGWU / NHT)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 August 1947 to 31 July 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:297352Submit Correction
View count: 45
The heyday of the Vickers VIking, when Northolt was London's airport pending the construction of Heathrow. The S-51 was one of five American helicopters bought by BEA in 1947. Photo from: British European Airways
Registration / Serial:G-AJOR
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5132
Operator / Titles:BEA - British European Airways
City / Airport:Northolt (EGWU / NHT)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:23 August 1947 to 31 July 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:1235
Alternate Serial:235
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):51214
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:273034Submit Correction
View count: 43
This Dragonfly (to me) was TOC in 1946 as '235' and was based at USCG Air Station Salem, MA. In 1951 it was dispatched to rescue an USAF airman that had parachuted into the Atlantic. At that time '235' was equipped with floats and so the pilot landed on the ocean, dived into the water and rescued the unconscious USAF pilot. Later in 1951 the serial was changed to '1235' and it flew on with the USCG until 1961. It then flew for the next 20 years on the civil register as N4927E before arriving at the National Naval Aviation Museum in 1983 for display.
Registration / Serial:1235
Alternate Serial:235
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):51214
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:1235
Alternate Serial:235
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):51214
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Collection:National Museum of Naval Aviation
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Photo ID:273034Submit Correction
View count: 43
This Dragonfly (to me) was TOC in 1946 as '235' and was based at USCG Air Station Salem, MA. In 1951 it was dispatched to rescue an USAF airman that had parachuted into the Atlantic. At that time '235' was equipped with floats and so the pilot landed on the ocean, dived into the water and rescued the unconscious USAF pilot. Later in 1951 the serial was changed to '1235' and it flew on with the USCG until 1961. It then flew for the next 20 years on the civil register as N4927E before arriving at the National Naval Aviation Museum in 1983 for display.
Registration / Serial:1235
Alternate Serial:235
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):51214
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Airport:Pensacola - NAS / Forrest Sherman Field (KNPA / NPA)Map
Region / Country:Florida, United States
Photo Date:31 May 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. GardinerContact
Registration / Serial:1HR1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Collection:Museo Aeronáutico Luis Hernán Paredes
Photo Date:28 April 2004
Photo by:Iván Peña Nesbit - A2A Aviation PhotographyContact
Photo ID:271904Submit Correction
View count: 32
No C/N on this S-51
Registration / Serial:1HR1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Photo Date:28 April 2004
Photo by:Iván Peña Nesbit - A2A Aviation PhotographyContact
Registration / Serial:1HR1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Collection:Museo Aeronáutico Luis Hernán Paredes
Photo Date:28 April 2004
Photo by:Iván Peña Nesbit - A2A Aviation PhotographyContact
Photo ID:271904Submit Correction
View count: 32
No C/N on this S-51
Registration / Serial:1HR1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Photo Date:28 April 2004
Photo by:Iván Peña Nesbit - A2A Aviation PhotographyContact
Registration / Serial:N4927E
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):51214
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Chino (KCNO / CNO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 September 1979
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:261552Submit Correction
View count: 71
Now preserved at Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum.
Registration / Serial:N4927E
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):51214
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Chino (KCNO / CNO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 September 1979
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:N4927E
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):51214
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Chino (KCNO / CNO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 September 1979
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Photo ID:261552Submit Correction
View count: 71
Now preserved at Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum.
Registration / Serial:N4927E
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):51214
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Chino (KCNO / CNO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:6 September 1979
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)Web
Registration / Serial:9607
Military Code:VC-GBC
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):51166
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)Map
Region / Country:Alberta, Canada
Collection:Aero Space Museum of Calgary
Photo Date:3 July 2009
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:255094Submit Correction
View count: 43
Now on display inside the 'big tent' with a different code.
Registration / Serial:9607
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):51166
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)Map
Region / Country:Alberta, Canada
Photo Date:3 July 2009
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:9607
Military Code:VC-GBC
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):51166
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)Map
Region / Country:Alberta, Canada
Collection:Aero Space Museum of Calgary
Photo Date:3 July 2009
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:255094Submit Correction
View count: 43
Now on display inside the 'big tent' with a different code.
Registration / Serial:9607
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):51166
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)Map
Region / Country:Alberta, Canada
Photo Date:3 July 2009
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:E-T-2
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Collection:Museo Aeronáutico Luis Hernán Paredes
Photo Date:31 January 1995
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Photo ID:240524Submit Correction
View count: 66
Had been repainted in a yellow colours as 1HR1 by 2007. Has been reported as a Westland Dragonfly ex WG725 but that did not go to Venezuela.
Registration / Serial:E-T-2
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Photo Date:31 January 1995
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Registration / Serial:E-T-2
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Collection:Museo Aeronáutico Luis Hernán Paredes
Photo Date:31 January 1995
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Photo ID:240524Submit Correction
View count: 66
Had been repainted in a yellow colours as 1HR1 by 2007. Has been reported as a Westland Dragonfly ex WG725 but that did not go to Venezuela.
Registration / Serial:E-T-2
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):Not known
Operator / Titles:Venezuela - Air Force
City / Airport:Maracay - Florencio Gómez (closed)Map
Country:Venezuela
Photo Date:31 January 1995
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Registration / Serial:PH-HAA
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
City / Airport:The Hague - Ypenburg (EHYB) (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:19 August 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:239421Submit Correction
View count: 57
The first helicopter in the Netherlands on its first flight in the country, piloted by Hein Bulten, a former fighter pilot. The 'lifting airscrew aircraft' was used for trials including mail and cropdusting flights. It was purchased by the navy as 8-1 (H-1) in 1951 and served until 1959. Photo from: Fotopersbureau Van den Heuvel / Haags Gemeentearchief
Registration / Serial:PH-HAA
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
City / Airport:The Hague - Ypenburg (EHYB) (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:19 August 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:PH-HAA
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
City / Airport:The Hague - Ypenburg (EHYB) (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:19 August 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:239421Submit Correction
View count: 57
The first helicopter in the Netherlands on its first flight in the country, piloted by Hein Bulten, a former fighter pilot. The 'lifting airscrew aircraft' was used for trials including mail and cropdusting flights. It was purchased by the navy as 8-1 (H-1) in 1951 and served until 1959. Photo from: Fotopersbureau Van den Heuvel / Haags Gemeentearchief
Registration / Serial:PH-HAA
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
City / Airport:The Hague - Ypenburg (EHYB) (closed)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:19 August 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:A80-374
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Point Cook (YMPC)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Collection:RAAF Museum
Photo Date:13 April 2016
Photo by:Jonathan VerschuurenContact
Photo ID:209757Submit Correction
View count: 68
Registration / Serial:A80-374
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Point Cook (YMPC)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:13 April 2016
Photo by:Jonathan VerschuurenContact
Registration / Serial:A80-374
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Point Cook (YMPC)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Collection:RAAF Museum
Photo Date:13 April 2016
Photo by:Jonathan VerschuurenContact
Photo ID:209757Submit Correction
View count: 68
Registration / Serial:A80-374
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Point Cook (YMPC)Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Photo Date:13 April 2016
Photo by:Jonathan VerschuurenContact
Registration / Serial:9603
Military Code:603
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):5130
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:West Chester - Brandywine (OQN)Map
Region / Country:Pennsylvania, United States
Collection:American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
Photo Date:15 May 2019
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:204101Submit Correction
View count: 59
The H-5 was the RCAF's first helicopter. The first three were delivered in 1947, with four more following, two in 1948 and two in 1949. Bought for Search and Rescue, the type was also used to train a helicopter force from the ground up. The S-51s (as they were better known by the crews) were in service until the 1960s when parts were getting scarce and more modern helicopters had joined the RCAF. 9603 was sold to the Alberta Institute of Technology in 1964 as a training aid, later going to the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center where it remains on display.
Registration / Serial:9603
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):5130
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:West Chester - Brandywine (OQN)Map
Region / Country:Pennsylvania, United States
Photo Date:15 May 2019
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:9603
Military Code:603
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):5130
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:West Chester - Brandywine (OQN)Map
Region / Country:Pennsylvania, United States
Collection:American Helicopter Museum and Education Center
Photo Date:15 May 2019
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:204101Submit Correction
View count: 59
The H-5 was the RCAF's first helicopter. The first three were delivered in 1947, with four more following, two in 1948 and two in 1949. Bought for Search and Rescue, the type was also used to train a helicopter force from the ground up. The S-51s (as they were better known by the crews) were in service until the 1960s when parts were getting scarce and more modern helicopters had joined the RCAF. 9603 was sold to the Alberta Institute of Technology in 1964 as a training aid, later going to the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center where it remains on display.
Registration / Serial:9603
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5
C/n (msn):5130
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:West Chester - Brandywine (OQN)Map
Region / Country:Pennsylvania, United States
Photo Date:15 May 2019
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5108
Operator Painted:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Collection:Pima Air and Space Museum
Photo Date:29 October 2005
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:168493Submit Correction
View count: 38
Ex USCG 232 and 1232 and N4925E.
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5108
Operator Painted:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Photo Date:29 October 2005
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5108
Operator Painted:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Collection:Pima Air and Space Museum
Photo Date:29 October 2005
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:168493Submit Correction
View count: 38
Ex USCG 232 and 1232 and N4925E.
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5108
Operator Painted:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Photo Date:29 October 2005
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5108
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Collection:Pima Air and Space Museum
Photo Date:8 August 1998
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:168079Submit Correction
View count: 60
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5108
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Photo Date:8 August 1998
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
Manufacturers:Sikorsky / Sikorsky
C/n (msn):5108
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Collection:Pima Air and Space Museum
Photo Date:8 August 1998
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:168079Submit Correction
View count: 60
Registration / Serial:232
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HO3S-1G
C/n (msn):5108
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
City / Area:Tucson / Pima Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Photo Date:8 August 1998
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:A80-1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5127
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Canberra (YSCB / CBR)Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Photo Date:October 1947 to November 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:153731Submit Correction
View count: 327
Delivered in 1947, A80-1 was the first helicopter for the RAAF and the Australian military. Written off when it crashed into the Murray River on or about December 4, 1951. The RAAF didn't get into helicopters in a big way until the 1960s and the Vietnam War the arrival of UH-1 Iroquois. Went on to operate CH-47 Chinook, AS350 Squirrel and UH-60 Black Hawks. In 1989 all helicopters were transferred to the Army. Today civilian operators provide SAR at RAAF bases. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Registration / Serial:A80-1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5127
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Canberra (YSCB / CBR)Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Photo Date:October 1947 to November 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:A80-1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5127
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Canberra (YSCB / CBR)Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Photo Date:October 1947 to November 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:153731Submit Correction
View count: 327
Delivered in 1947, A80-1 was the first helicopter for the RAAF and the Australian military. Written off when it crashed into the Murray River on or about December 4, 1951. The RAAF didn't get into helicopters in a big way until the 1960s and the Vietnam War the arrival of UH-1 Iroquois. Went on to operate CH-47 Chinook, AS350 Squirrel and UH-60 Black Hawks. In 1989 all helicopters were transferred to the Army. Today civilian operators provide SAR at RAAF bases. Photo from: National Library of Australia
Registration / Serial:A80-1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5127
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Canberra (YSCB / CBR)Map
Region / Country:Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Photo Date:October 1947 to November 1951
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:9601
Military Code:601
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5118
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Hamilton - John C Munro (CYHM / YHM)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Collection:Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Photo Date:15 September 2004
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:150533Submit Correction
View count: 51
Registration / Serial:9601
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5118
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Hamilton - John C Munro (CYHM / YHM)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:15 September 2004
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:9601
Military Code:601
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5118
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Hamilton - John C Munro (CYHM / YHM)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Collection:Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Photo Date:15 September 2004
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Photo ID:150533Submit Correction
View count: 51
Registration / Serial:9601
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5118
Operator / Titles:Canada - Air Force
City / Airport:Hamilton - John C Munro (CYHM / YHM)Map
Region / Country:Ontario, Canada
Photo Date:15 September 2004
Photo by:R.A.ScholefieldContact
Registration / Serial:8-1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
Aircraft Name:Jezebel
City / Airport:Leiden - Valkenburg (EHVB / LID)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:16 April 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:135893Submit Correction
View count: 191
Prime Minister Willem Drees departing to the disaster area of the catastrophic North Sea flood of 1 February 1953. The first helicopter in the Netherlands, Jezebel had rescued many victims from rooftops and treetops. The Aviodrome museum in Lelystad displays a Westland-built WS-51 painted as this historic machine. Photo by Harry Pot / Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:8-1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
City / Airport:Leiden - Valkenburg (EHVB / LID)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:16 April 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:8-1
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
Aircraft Name:Jezebel
City / Airport:Leiden - Valkenburg (EHVB / LID)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:16 April 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:135893Submit Correction
View count: 191
Prime Minister Willem Drees departing to the disaster area of the catastrophic North Sea flood of 1 February 1953. The first helicopter in the Netherlands, Jezebel had rescued many victims from rooftops and treetops. The Aviodrome museum in Lelystad displays a Westland-built WS-51 painted as this historic machine. Photo by Harry Pot / Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:8-1
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5133
Operator / Titles:Netherlands - Navy
City / Airport:Leiden - Valkenburg (EHVB / LID)Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:16 April 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJHW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:22 September 1948 to 25 September 1948
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:133811Submit Correction
View count: 205
Flown by Alan Bristow, this S-51 arrived in Switzerland on 22 September 1948 for a demo tour. It was built by Sikorsky but assembled and used by Westland. It was later evaluated by British European Airways. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:G-AJHW
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:22 September 1948 to 25 September 1948
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AJHW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:22 September 1948 to 25 September 1948
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:133811Submit Correction
View count: 205
Flown by Alan Bristow, this S-51 arrived in Switzerland on 22 September 1948 for a demo tour. It was built by Sikorsky but assembled and used by Westland. It was later evaluated by British European Airways. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Registration / Serial:G-AJHW
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5117
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Airport:Dübendorf (LSMD)Map
Country:Switzerland
Photo Date:22 September 1948 to 25 September 1948
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104748Submit Correction
View count: 154
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104748Submit Correction
View count: 154
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)