sábado, 30 de setembro de 2017

SA-330 Puma List



FAP
Serial
remarks
9501
1001
1968 - first helicopter of the SA-330 production line;
1968 - test reg. F-WHMM
1969.06.03 - delivery date (as SA-330C) . BA3, Tancos;
1970.06.11 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975.05.05 - arrival from Angola - based BA6;
1982.05.12 to 15 - VIP transport mission - first visit of Pope John Paul II to Portugal;
1986.06.13 - w/o – accident at BA6  [during suspended cargo practice, the cable got entangled on the tail rotor, causing the loss of control and consequently the helicopter hiting the ground - 1K 3inj. ];
Total logged flight hours: 2.341H20M
19502
1002
1968 - second production line a/c;
1969.08.02 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1970.10.20 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1972.01.23 -  incident w/ 9503, at Toto, Angola - recovered;
1975.05.05 - arrival from Angola - based BA6;
1979.12.02 - noted operational BA6;
1983.02.19 - arr. BA4;
1995.11. - noted oper. Esq.751;
2004.04.25 - arr. BA4 from BA6 for Esq.711;
2004 – noted oper. E.711/BA4 “20.000HV” mks.;
2006.04.11 – wfu/stored BA4;
2008 – Operação Fénix - back to active service by 2009;
2009.03.05 - Operação Fénix - noted mnt BA4;
2009.03.09 – total logged flight hours - 6.159H30M
2011.04.13 - dep. BA4 to Sta. Maria, and AM3 Porto Santo n/s;
2011.04.14 - arr. BA11 Beja [last flight] for storage;
2017.04.27 - noted stored Beja (BA11); ..?
2017.10.12 - confirmed stored dismantled BA11 [to integrate the local Museu do Ar branch];
19503
1009
1969.11.16 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1970.11.12 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1972.01.23 - incident w/ 9502, in Toto, Angola - recovered;
1975.05.05 - arrival from Angola - based BA6;
1979.12.12 - noted operational BA6;
1989.07.22 - noted oper. Fairford UK ('9503' w/no emergency flotation gear);
1995.05.01 - noted oper. Esq.751, det. Porto Santo;
1996.06.01 - noted mnt BA6 after sustaining severe damage to the tail boom in heavy landing - tail replaced;
2006.03.29 – noted oper. Esq.711 - Sta. Maria;
2006.04.11 – noted oper. Esq.711/BA4;
2006 - stored BA11;
2008.03.27 - Operação Fénix – noted during run up at BA11;
2008.04.04 - Operação Fénix – first test flight - BA11;
2009.09-10/11 - Operação Fénix - flight Beja-Porto Santo-Santa Maria-Lajes;
2009.03.09 – total logged flight hours - 6.247H00M
2011.04.13 - dep. BA4 Lajes to Sta. Maria, and AM3 Porto Santo n/s;
2011.04.14 - arr. BA11 Beja [last flight] for storage;
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
2017.09.11 - noted BA6 (static display during Esq.751 cerimony);
19504
1004
1969.11.18 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1970.02.20 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1974 - noted oper.Luso, Angola;
1975.05.26 - arrival from Angola to BA6;
1977.01.11 - noted based BA6;
1980.05.25 - noted operational BA6;
1986 - noted oper. Esq.751;
2006.03.28 – dep. BA6 arr. Porto Santo; dep. 29th to BA4, via Sta. Maria;
2006.04.11 – noted oper. Esq.711/BA4;
2006 - stored BA11;
2008.04.15 - Operação Fénix – noted during run up at BA11;
2008.04.16 - Operação Fénix – first test flight - BA11;
2009.09-10/11 - Operação Fénix - flight Beja-Porto Santo-Santa Maria-Lajes;
2009.03.09 – total logged flight hours - 6.821H55M
2009.09.24 – noted w/ “40 years/70.000 flight hours” c/s;
2011.04.13 - dep. BA4 Lajes to Sta. Maria, and AM3 Porto Santo n/s;
2011.04.14 - arr. BA11 Beja [last flight - last of 3ship formation] for storage;
2017.04 - noted as "road runner" going to Alverca (DGMFA) for storage;
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
19505
1011
1969.11.02 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1970.12.10 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975.05.16 - arrival from Angola - based BA6;
1977.09 - noted oper.BA6;
1978.01.31 - arr. Açores;
1984 - noted oper. Esq.751;
1986.07.19 - noted oper. Koksijde, BE as '9505';
2006.03.28 – dep. BA6 arr. Porto Santo; dep. 29th to BA4, via Sta. Maria;
2006.04.11 – noted oper. Esq.711/BA4;
2006 - stored BA11;
2008.07.24 - Operação Fénix – noted during run up at BA11;
2008.08.05 - Operação Fénix –first  test flight - BA11
2009.09-10/11 - Operação Fénix - flight Beja-Porto Santo-Santa Maria-Lajes;
2009.03.05 - noted oper. BA4;
2009.03.09 – total logged flight hours - 8.276H55M
2009.08.18 - last logged flight with Esq.752;
2014.02.28 - declared for sale by MoD (batch of 8a/c);
2017.04 - noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
19506
1019
1969 - reg. F-ZKCH
1969 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1970.11.12 - to Esq94 "Os Moscas", BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975.05.24 - arrival from Angola - based BA6;
1980.03.31 - noted operational BA6;
1994.10 - noted oper. Esq.751;
1996.07 - noted oper. Esq.711;
1999.01 - noted mnt OGMA;
2000.03.28 - noted oper.;
2000.07.25 - noted oper. BA4 (Medevac on ship “Liberty Wave”); 
2006.03.02 – noted oper. Esq751 BA6;
2006.04.11 – stored BA6;
Total logged flight hours - 6.244H45M
2014.02.28 - declared for sale by MoD (batch of 8a/c);
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
9507
1035
1970 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1971.03.30 - w/o due to sabotage at BA3 Tancos;
Total logged flight hours – 50H00M
19508
1040
1970.06.25 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1973.02 - to Esq.703 "Vampiros", based AB7 Tete, Moçambique;
1973+ - noted oper. Moçambique;
1973 - noted oper. Negage;
1975.05.09 - arrival from Moçambique - based BA6;
1977.09.16 - arr.Açores;
1996.07 - noted oper. Esq.711;
2004.06.05 - noted Commuity Appreciation Day, Lajes (static), Esq.711;
2005.07 – wfu- noted dsmtl fuselage BA6;
2006.04.11 – wfu/stored BA6;
Total logged flight hours - 6.824H40M
2014.02.28 - declared for sale by MoD (batch of 8a/c);
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
19509
1046
1970.07.19 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1973.02 - to Esq.703 "Vampiros", based AB7 Tete, Moçambique;
1973.07.20 - noted based AB7;
1974.04.16 - noted BA9;
1975.05.15 - arrival from Moçambique - based BA6;
1980.01.21 - arr. Açores;
1995.11 - noted oper. Esq.711;
2000.05 - noted mnt OGMA (GV/3rd echelon);
2000.10.21 - noted oper. Faro;
2004.03.26 - noted oper. Esq.711/BA4;
2007.01.27 - noted oper. Ponta Delgada helipad as 'Medic17';
2006 - stored BA11;
2008.06.02 - Operação Fénix – noted during run up at BA11;
2008.07.24 - Operação Fénix – first test flight - BA11
2009.09-10/11 - Operação Fénix - flight Beja-Porto Santo-Santa Maria-Lajes;
2009.03.05 - noted oper. BA4;
2009.03.09 – total logged flight hours - 7.963H40M
2014.02.28 - declared for sale by MoD (batch of 8a/c);
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
9510
1050
1970 - delivery date- BA3, Tancos;
1970 - noted OGMA [grey/green/dayglo c/s];
1973.02 - to Esq.703 "Vampiros", based AB7 Tete, Moçambique;
1973.03.20 - noted based AB7;
1973.12.18 - w/o - accident on landing at Cantina de Oliveira barracs, Moçambique;
Total logged flight hours – 372H10M
19511
1059
1970.11.14 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1972(late)? - noted BA9 in transit to AB7; 
1973.02 - to Esq.703 "Vampiros", based AB7 Tete, Moçambique;
1973.03.20 - noted based AB7;
1974.12.16 - noted BA9;
1975.05.15 - arrival from Moçambique - based BA6;
1976.11.26 - arr. Açores on board LPD-15 "Ponce" for operational evaluation;
1976.11.30 - Co Esquadra 752;
1977.04.11 - arr. Açores;
1979.01.16 - to OGMA for mnt;
1996.07 - noted oper. Esq.711;
2003.12.17 - noted oper. BA4;
2006.02.09 – noted oper. BA4 Esq.711;
2006.06.02 - noted oper. Esq.711 - Ponta Delgada;
Total logged flight hours - 6.758H30M
2014.02.28 - declared for sale by MoD (batch of 8a/c);
2017.04?05? - noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);
19512
1065
1970.11.14 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
1973.02 - to Esq.703 "Vampiros", based AB7 Tete, Moçambique;
1974.03.20 - noted base AB7;
1975.05.09 - arrival from Moçambique - based BA6;
1976.11.26 - arr. Açores on board LPD-15 "Ponce" for operational evaluation;
1976.11.30 - Co Esquadra 752;
1977.04.11 - arr. Açores;
1978.11.24 - to OGMA for mnt;
2000.05 - noted oper. BA6;
2006.03.02 – noted oper.E.751 BA6;
2006 - to Museu do Ar;
2006.06.24 to 01.07 - noted Braga static dspl Air Force Anniversary;;
Museu do Ar,  Sintra - noted 2012.06.29 ; 2015 current;
Total logged flight hours - 7.097H20M
19513
1270
1975.02.25 - delivery date - BA3, Tancos;
197? - noted oper. BA6;
1979.11.20 - noted oper. BA6;
1999.06.08 - noted mnt OGMA;
2000.05.17 - noted oper. BA4 (callsign “Puma33”);
2004.06.05 - noted Community Appreciation Day, Lajes (static), Esq.711;
2006.04.11 – noted oper.Esq.711/BA4;
Total logged flight hours - 5.333H50M
2017.05 – noted stored Alverca (DGMFA);



Versions
1969-1970 SA-330L  w/ 2x Turboméca Turmo III C 4 (1.450 shp)
1978-1980 SA-330H w/ 2x Turboméca Turmo IV C C 4 (1.575 shp) plus floating device, aditional fuel capacity, winch, radio-altimeter, TACAN, navigational  and flight instruments improvements (VOR/DME, FF/SIF), inertial naviation platform (Litton LTN-72R), doppler radar (Marconi AN/APN-208V), OMERA ORB-31 radar, and new maisn rotor blades.
1988-1994 SA-330S1 w/ 2x Turboméca Makila A1A (1.940shp) with command and control sistems identical to the Super Puma, and composite tail rotor blades.



Units

1965-1978 Esquadra Mista de Aviões e Helicópteros (BA3, Tancos)
1970 Esquadra de Helicópteros nº94 "Moscas" (BA9, Luanda, Angola)
1970 Esquadra de Helicópteros nº703 "Vampiros" ( AB7 Tete, Moçambique)
1974-1978 Grupo Aéreo de Helicópteros (BA6, Montijo) 
(1976)-1978 Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento nº42 (BA4 Lajes) [unit originaly born around 1945]
1978-Act. Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento nº751 "Pumas" (BA6, Montijo)
1975-1993 Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento nº752 "Pumas" (BA4, Lajes)
1993-2006 Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento nº711 "Albatrozes" (BA4 Lajes) deactivated 
2008.09 - 2008.12 Esquadra de Busca e Salvamento nº752 "Pumas" (BA4, Lajes)


Thanks to: António "5521" Luís; Miguel  "MiG" Santos; SAJU Rui Melo; André Carvalho; Filipe Cruz; Cor. Alexandre Figueiredo; TGen. Vizela Cardoso; João Espinho;



Other sources: 
Pássaro de Ferro

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2014/06/pumas-ex-fap-sem-compradores-m1615.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2014/03/governo-coloca-pumas-oficialmente-venda.html



http://www.passarodeferro.com/2011/07/base-das-lajes-i.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2011/06/imagens-da-chegada-dos-ultimos-tres-sa.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2011/04/o-ultimo-rugido-do-puma.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2011/02/helicopteros-m475-9al2011-parte-ii.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2009/11/forca-aerea-em-accao-nas-ilhas.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2009/07/o-efeito-puma.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2009/03/nos-acores-press-release-fap.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2007/09/a-vigilia-alerta.html

http://www.passarodeferro.com/2006/12/para-que-outros-vivam.html



Walkarounds

http://walkarounds-ccadf.blogspot.pt/2011/04/sa-330-puma-ultima-missao.html

http://walkarounds-ccadf.blogspot.pt/2011/04/o-ultimo-rugido-do-puma.html

http://walkarounds-ccadf.blogspot.pt/2010/02/historia-do-puma-na-forca-aerea.html

http://walkarounds-ccadf.blogspot.pt/2009/11/decorreu-no-passado-dia-24-de-setembro.html


Other related writtings elsewhere ...

RCC Lajes – a Busca e Salvamento nos Açores, in Jornal Take-Off, Julho 2009

SA-330 Puma - O Renascer das Cinzas, in Jornal Take-Off, Junho 2009

A Base Aérea das Lajes,  in Jornal Take-Off, Maio 2009

Evacuação médica a 200 milhas a Oeste das Flores, in Jornal Take-Off, Abril 2009 

Portuguese Pumas return to Service, in Air Forces Monthly, November 2008

Portuguese EH101 Deliveries, in Air Forces Monthly, May 2005

Força Aérea recebeu primeiros helicópteros EH-101 Merlin, in Jornal Take-Off, Março 2005