Photos From the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Visit to Savannah

While looking for something different this morning, I came across some photos of the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon, CANFORCE 0867, that operated out of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah last month working with Savannah area Coast Guard assets.  On several occasions while in Savannah I was lucky enough to hear them working with Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels and Coast Guard Station Tybee’s 41 foot boat 41428 on Marine VHF Ch. 21 (157.050 MHz).  Photos from the USCG Website:

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A CH-146 Griffon helicopter crew of the Royal Canadian Air Force 424 Squadron fly above the crew of a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 41-foot rescue boat on the Savannah River Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The Canadian crew, based in Trenton, Ontario, trained with Air Station Savannah and Station Tybee to better support maritime training not available to Canadian forces during the winter months and exchange search-and-rescue techniques. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A CH-146 Griffon helicopter crew of the Royal Canadian Air Force 424 Squadron conduct rescue swimmer hoist training with the crew of a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 41-foot rescue boat on the Savannah River Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The Canadian crew, based in Trenton, Ontario, trained with Air Station Savannah and Station Tybee Island to better support maritime training not available to Canadian forces during the winter months and exchange search-and-rescue techniques. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson.
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A CH-146 Griffon helicopter crew of the Royal Canadian Air Force 424 Squadron conduct rescue swimmer hoist training with the crew of a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 41-foot rescue boat on the Savannah River Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. The Canadian crew, based in Trenton, Ontario, trained with Air Station Savannah to better support maritime training not available to Canadian forces during the winter months and exchange search-and-rescue techniques. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson.

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