Photos: Helicopter ‘Familiarisation Flights’

April 13, 2020 | 10 Comments

[Updated with photos] Two helicopters from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus will “conduct familiarisation flights” across Bermuda.

In an online post, the Bermuda Police Service said, “On Monday afternoon, two helicopters from Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus, will conduct familiarisation flights over a number of helicopter landing sites across Bermuda.

“This was last done in 2014 and is a key part of the hurricane preparedness plan for the island.

“No personnel from the two helicopters will be granted permission to physically land on Bermuda during the brief stopover.”

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Bermuda April 2020

 

Update: Photos from this afternoon below

RFA Argus Bermuda April 13 2020 (1)

RFA Argus Bermuda April 13 2020 (2)

RFA Argus Bermuda April 13 2020 (3)

RFA Argus Bermuda April 13 2020 (4)

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  1. @1 says:

    REALLY??????? During this shelter in place for a virus they are doing hurricane preparedness?? how does that work??? if they do not land what is the point of fly over at this time? what is this?

    • Codfish says:

      The ship is on its way past, going to its station in the Caribbean in advance of hurricane season, hence the timing. Think you’re overreacting??

    • Really says:

      Is hurricane season cancelled because of the virus…or?
      The point of the fly over is to familiarise themselves with landing locations. Do you need to actually park your car at #1 shed parking lot to familiarise yourself with the lot or can you just drive through and look? I’ll wait…

    • Tonya says:

      Have a look at the article before this regarding the visit of the ship, it goes into more details. For provisions and familiarization. It is something that is routinely done…guess every few years. They are here…not like they can just nip over to do it any time. They will not be landing…

  2. George jomes says:

    God save the Queen

  3. Vortex says:

    Welcome Royal Navy, its nice to have you around.

  4. OMG says:

    A Recce, should there be a breakdown in law and order.

  5. cpm says:

    Well done UK
    We will probably need you in Hurricane season

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