Did anyone see the RAF Sea King Helicopter over Leeds 15/6/2014?

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Postby jonleeds » Mon 16 Jun, 2014 2:39 pm

Did anyone see the RAF Sea King Helicopter over Leeds 15/6/2014? I think it was about midday? I had a phone call from a friend who was just near the top of Butcher Hill to say he could see one approaching from the city centre direction. Just as I was speaking to my friend on the phone I heard the sound of the helicopter and looked outside to see it hovering overhead in the direction of Leeds Bradford Airport. Alas I wasnt able to take a photo as by the time my phones camera function comes up the helicopter was a speck in the distance. I dunno if the Sea King had transferred a casualty from the Dales / coast to LGI or if it was another training exercise.
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Postby cnosni » Wed 18 Jun, 2014 1:36 am

jonleeds wrote: Did anyone see the RAF Sea King Helicopter over Leeds 15/6/2014? I think it was about midday? I had a phone call from a friend who was just near the top of Butcher Hill to say he could see one approaching from the city centre direction. Just as I was speaking to my friend on the phone I heard the sound of the helicopter and looked outside to see it hovering overhead in the direction of Leeds Bradford Airport. Alas I wasnt able to take a photo as by the time my phones camera function comes up the helicopter was a speck in the distance. I dunno if the Sea King had transferred a casualty from the Dales / coast to LGI or if it was another training exercise. Possible route refresh for pilot to LGI. Would have thought Yorkshire Air Ambulance would get to the dales quicker than a copter from the coast, unless it was a special injury that LGI would have to deal with from further afield    
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Postby jonleeds » Wed 18 Jun, 2014 5:21 am

I believe they have an RAF Coastguard station somewhere off the north west coast of Scotland and the Sea Kings from there must patrol the Lake District / Dales, unless they were from RAF Leconfield or Anglesey. Last time I was on Penyghent I saw an RAF Sea King helicopter flying almost level with me on the mountain top but about a mile away over the valley. I could see the side door was open and there was a crew member sitting inside. I waved at the helicopter and the crew member waved back at me - how cool!
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