Oilrig Photos

S-61 Helicopter

S-61 Helicopter

Date Added: 07 April 2008 Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge Year of Photo: 1975 Picture No: 854

Fox Mike a good old work horse departing Aberdeen on a winters day, think this was the 1st S-61 imported into UK in about 1975. Had many updates and I last heard of it in 1988 flying out of Sumburgh Shetland.


this is the best helicopter, I started in 1975 and we allways be safe in an 61. And belive me I have many trips from Forus Stavanger to everywhere around in that one. Comment left on 24 February 2011 at 12:08 by Carl Peter Wiig
Fox Mike still has a valid certificate of airworthiness. Registered to British International Limited, so is probably used on the Penzance to Isles of Scilly route. Comment left on 01 March 2011 at 10:18 by John Wildman
S61's were around a bit earlier than 74. Flew on them to Ocean Traveler in '71 - days when your 'survival suit' was the little yellow bag you tied round your waist ... Comment left on 27 June 2012 at 17:28 by Roger Pipe
Anyone know where BHOH or BBHM or ??OY ended up? Comment left on 27 June 2012 at 17:32 by Roger Pipe
According to The Civil Aviation Authority 'G-INFO' database:-
BHOH UK registration cancelled and recorded as transferred to USA in 2007
BBHM recorded as 'destroyed' in 2002
Comment left on 04 July 2012 at 17:28 by John Wildman
G BBHM was destroyed by fire at Poole Dorset on 15 July 2002. G ASNL was the first registered S61 in the UK. Comment left on 08 November 2014 at 13:10 by David Clare
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