A CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter and a CC-130H Hercules fly by the Bluenose II not far from Peggy’s Cove,Nova Scotia.
Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963. A celebrated racing ship and hard-working fishing vessel, Bluenose became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia as well as important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century.
The Canadian Air Force’s only dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter, the rugged CH-149 Cormorant can operate in even the most severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. Whether coming to the aid of a ship’s crew, an injured mountain climber or a lost hiker, the Cormorant gets the job done.
The C-130H model has updated Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics and other minor improvements. H models will continue until 2017 in the Search and Rescue role.
Photo source: Canadian Department of National Defence.
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