Sea King a new home

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Royal Air Force West­land Sea King XZ597 was built in 1978 and served around the world, in­clud­ing the Falk­land Is­lands, lat­terly in the yel­low RAF Search and Res­cue colours around our coast­line. One of the last serv­ing ex­am­ples, it was auc­tioned off in 2017 and ac­quired by His­toric He­li­copters, who also own a West­land Whirl­wind and Wes­sex in fly­able con­di­tion. The Sea King has now been reg­is­tered G-SKNG to Lift West, a fork­lift truck firm which has an associated he­li­copter op­er­a­tion of­fer­ing air ex­pe­ri­ence flights, fol­low­ing on to Pri­vate Pi­lot Li­cence train­ing. Whether any com­mer­cial use can be found for the Sea King or if it will be on the air­show cir­cuit re­mains to be seen.

Robin­son Raven G-TCAL has been re-reg­is­tered as G-TUNL

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