Join the “Family of Rescuers” - SAR Meet 2017

Nordholz Naval Air Station near Cuxhaven in Northern Germany was the place to be at the end of May 2017. For the second time national and international SAR Helicopter Crews came together to exchange experiences and skills in the 9. SAR-Meet. The event was hosted by German Navy Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (MFG5) which is based on the station at Nordholz. The meeting of the “Family of Rescuers” usually takes place every second year. The exchange was attended by several nations including France, Belgium, Poland, Austria and Lithuania. The following aircraft were presented on static display:

AUSTRIA Österreichisches Bundesheer Alouette III / BELGIUM 40 SQN NH-90 Caiman / LITHUANIA Lithuanian Air Force Eurocopter AS365 - Dauphin / POLAND 43rd Naval Air Base W-3RM / USA 3-10 GSAB US Army HH-60M Blackhawk / GERMANY TrspHubschrRgt 30 Bell UH1D / GERMANY IntHubschrAusbZ Bückeburg EC135 / GERMANY IntHubschrAusbZ Bückeburg NH-90 TTH / GERMANY RK Flugdienst Appen DO-28 / GERMANY Marinefliegergeschwader 5 Sea Lynx Mk88A / GERMANY Marinefliegergeschwader 5 Sea King Mk41 / GERMANY Marinefliegergeschwader 5 EC135 / GERMANY HeliService International GmbH AW139

The collection was completed by a number of fixed winged aircraft like the Lockheed P-3C Orion of Marinefliegerschwader 3 (MFG3) “Graf Zeppelin”, a Dornier DO-228 (MFG3) and a privately owned Dornier DO-28 Skyservant, which is no longer active in the German Services.