terça-feira, 5 de abril de 2011

Good bye Pumas...

Today, at 10am, the Pumas from Sqn.752 terminated their last mission that it's now fully delivered to the hand of the EH-101 and its crews....

It's been many years of duty with the Portugal Air Force.
Since 1969 it has seen both war and peace, both death and rescue of lifes and a big part of the more than 2500 lifes saved by PoAF were done by the Puma and its crews...

Stored, after the arrival of the EH-101, the events gave a second oportunity to the Pumas to keep on the job for a few more years....

It looks like now it's the end but....you never know...
A big thumbs up for the crews (both land and air) that kept this one flying over the years, sometimes with a big sacrifice and love to the mission...





The best moment for me, regarding this helicopter?
One day was getting back home, the saw it "jumping" over the hill after a take-off from local Army base, and it came (very) low level down the hill, passing right over me, on the road into the sea ....AMAZING!!!

The other one was the oportunity I had to go inside the Army base for some pics, while it was there loading some cargo....

Um comentário:

  1. Nunca se há de apurar ao certo o quanto se deve a essa máquina e aqueles que nela trabalharam. Pena irem embora...haviam de dar jeito no combate a fogos florestais.

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