Came in for a refuel after dropping off a patient at the hospital and seen here departing back to de Kooy. This helicopter was temporarily taking over the patient transports from the Dutch islands to the mainland.
Flying with the Kustwacht is great, sitting relaxed with open door or window in PH-CGN and photographing PH-CGC over the Wadden, North Sea and Dutch coast line. The aircraft are based at Amsterdam-Schiphol and owned by the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force), flown by aviators of the KLu and the Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMar, Military Police), but maintained by a civil company. Observers working inside the Do228 are extracted personnel from the Dutch police, customs and Rijkswaterstaat (public works).
Netherlands Coastguard S-61, leased from and operated by Bristow, seen doing an impressive SAR rescue demonstration during the excellent SAR Katwijk 2013 show. It was a windy day, as can be seen from the spray everywhere.