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German Navy Sea King

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The German Navy received its first Sea King Mk41 from manufacturer Westland in 1975. It uses the helicopter primarily for search and rescue duties, and for this purpose operating unit Marinefliegergeschwader 5, headquartered at Nordholz, maintains detachments at Helgoland and Warnemünde. The German Sea Kings are also flown on general transport duties (including the re-supply of German Navy ships under way), disaster relief missions, medical evacuation duties and for maritime surveillance. The upgrade to Mk41A standard in the late 1980s integrated the Seaspray radar and improved defensive equipment, among other enhancements.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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