World helicopter day 2017

Happy World helicopter day
This was taken a couple of years ago during a Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station Open day.
We were lucky to have the Coast Guard s61n and an Air Corps EC-135 helicopter on the ground at the Castle near the Station.
The Sikorsky s61n had to land first as the down draught could have possibly toppled the EC-135!
The s61n fleet were replaced by the more modern s92 helicopter and is based at Dublin Airport. CHC helicopters provide  the fleet and crew for the Irish Coast Guard under contract.