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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
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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
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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
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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
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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-ANLW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Heliport:London - Heliport (EGLW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1959
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:350807Submit Correction
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Photo must have been taken in April 1959. On 8 April, G-ANLW made the first flight into the Westland Heliport on the Thames at Battersea. The official opening was on 23 April. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Heliport:London - Heliport (EGLW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1959
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Heliport:London - Heliport (EGLW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1959
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:350807Submit Correction
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Photo must have been taken in April 1959. On 8 April, G-ANLW made the first flight into the Westland Heliport on the Thames at Battersea. The official opening was on 23 April. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Westland
City / Heliport:London - Heliport (EGLW)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:April 1959
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:WG719
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/50
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:15 October 2019
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:350237Submit Correction
View count: 41
Registration / Serial:WG719
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/50
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 October 2019
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:WG719
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/50
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:15 October 2019
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:350237Submit Correction
View count: 41
Registration / Serial:WG719
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/50
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 October 2019
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:15 October 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:345306Submit Correction
View count: 15
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 October 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:15 October 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Photo ID:345306Submit Correction
View count: 15
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:15 October 2020
Photo by:Mick BajcarContact
Registration / Serial:WH991
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/67
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Elvington (EGYK)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Yorkshire Air Museum
Photo Date:14 August 2009
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Photo ID:344076Submit Correction
View count: 23
Registration / Serial:WH991
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/67
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Elvington (EGYK)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 August 2009
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Registration / Serial:WH991
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/67
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Elvington (EGYK)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Yorkshire Air Museum
Photo Date:14 August 2009
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Photo ID:344076Submit Correction
View count: 23
Registration / Serial:WH991
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/67
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Elvington (EGYK)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:14 August 2009
Photo by:Ian HowatContact
Registration / Serial:WP493
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/78
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 July 1964
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Photo ID:342833Submit Correction
View count: 39
Registration / Serial:WP493
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/78
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 July 1964
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Registration / Serial:WP493
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/78
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 July 1964
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
Photo ID:342833Submit Correction
View count: 39
Registration / Serial:WP493
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/78
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Culdrose (EGDR)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:25 July 1964
Photo by:Neil AirdContact
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-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:WN499
Military Code:530
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/76
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovil - Westland (EGHG)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 April 1953 to 31 May 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:313043Submit Correction
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Note the substantial rescue winch. Upgraded to HR.5 in 1957. Remains of this helicopter are at the South Yorkshire Air Museum at Doncaster as of 2020. Photo from: Westland
Registration / Serial:WN499
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/76
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovil - Westland (EGHG)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 April 1953 to 31 May 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:WN499
Military Code:530
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/76
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovil - Westland (EGHG)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 April 1953 to 31 May 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:313043Submit Correction
View count: 46
Note the substantial rescue winch. Upgraded to HR.5 in 1957. Remains of this helicopter are at the South Yorkshire Air Museum at Doncaster as of 2020. Photo from: Westland
Registration / Serial:WN499
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/76
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovil - Westland (EGHG)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:20 April 1953 to 31 May 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 / 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
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 / 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
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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:VX595
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/8
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photo Date:22 August 2020
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Photo ID:293106Submit Correction
View count: 22
Registration / Serial:VX595
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/8
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:22 August 2020
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Registration / Serial:VX595
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/8
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:Fleet Air Arm Museum
Photo Date:22 August 2020
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Photo ID:293106Submit Correction
View count: 22
Registration / Serial:VX595
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR5
C/n (msn):WA/H/8
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Airport:Yeovilton (EGDY / YEO)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:22 August 2020
Photo by:Martin BridgesContact
Registration / Serial:WG705
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/43
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Zierikzee / Havenplein [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:February 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:285547Submit Correction
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Involved in rescue operations following the catastrophic 1 February 1953 flood. Photo by: C Nobels / Gemeentearchief Schouwen-Duiveland
Registration / Serial:WG705
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/43
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Zierikzee / Havenplein [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:February 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:WG705
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/43
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Zierikzee / Havenplein [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:February 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:285547Submit Correction
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Involved in rescue operations following the catastrophic 1 February 1953 flood. Photo by: C Nobels / Gemeentearchief Schouwen-Duiveland
Registration / Serial:WG705
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR3
C/n (msn):WA/H/43
Operator / Titles:UK - Navy
City / Area:Zierikzee / Havenplein [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Netherlands
Photo Date:February 1953
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ALIK
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly Mk1A
C/n (msn):WA/H/3
City / Area:London / Harrods Sports Ground [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1950
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:282230Submit Correction
View count: 44
In May 1950 helicopter flights were organized between London and the British Industries Fair (BIF) in Birmingham. A British Pathé newsreel shows G-ALIK with the same sign and reveals the London terminal to be Harrods Sports Ground. We think that the houses on the right are on its northeastern corner on Verdun Road. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ALIK
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly Mk1A
C/n (msn):WA/H/3
City / Area:London / Harrods Sports Ground [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1950
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-ALIK
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly Mk1A
C/n (msn):WA/H/3
City / Area:London / Harrods Sports Ground [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1950
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:282230Submit Correction
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In May 1950 helicopter flights were organized between London and the British Industries Fair (BIF) in Birmingham. A British Pathé newsreel shows G-ALIK with the same sign and reveals the London terminal to be Harrods Sports Ground. We think that the houses on the right are on its northeastern corner on Verdun Road. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:G-ALIK
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51 Dragonfly Mk1A
C/n (msn):WA/H/3
City / Area:London / Harrods Sports Ground [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1950
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
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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:G-ANLW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Sabena
Location:Not known
Country:Belgium
Photo Date:5 May 1958
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:245837Submit Correction
View count: 159
The Westland Widgeon was an unsuccesful development of the WS-51 Dragonfly. Along with two Vertol 44s, G-ANLW topped up the Sabena helicopter fleet during World Expo 1958 in Brussels. The World Expo logo is on the nose.
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Sabena
Location:Not known
Country:Belgium
Photo Date:5 May 1958
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Sabena
Location:Not known
Country:Belgium
Photo Date:5 May 1958
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Photo ID:245837Submit Correction
View count: 159
The Westland Widgeon was an unsuccesful development of the WS-51 Dragonfly. Along with two Vertol 44s, G-ANLW topped up the Sabena helicopter fleet during World Expo 1958 in Brussels. The World Expo logo is on the nose.
Registration / Serial:G-ANLW
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/133
Operator / Titles:Sabena
Location:Not known
Country:Belgium
Photo Date:5 May 1958
Photo from:Peter de Jong CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:21 April 2012
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:244297Submit Correction
View count: 23
New livery since the previous 1989 database photograph.
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 April 2012
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Westland WS-51A Widgeon
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Collection:The Helicopter Museum
Photo Date:21 April 2012
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact
Photo ID:244297Submit Correction
View count: 23
New livery since the previous 1989 database photograph.
Registration / Serial:G-AOZE
Aircraft Version:Westland WS-51A Series 2 Widgeon
C/n (msn):WA/H/141
City / Airport:Weston-super-Mare (EGFI)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:21 April 2012
Photo by:Lewis GrantContact