HAROLD ARKENBOUT COLLECTION
No. 10613. Sikorsky S-80M MH-53E Sea Dragon (164862 c/n 65618) US Navy
Photographed at Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida, USA, March 13, 2010, by Harold Arkerbout

Sikorsky S-80M MH-53E Sea Dragon

05/31/2011. Coded BJ-553 this aircraft belongs to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron HM-14 Vanguard, based at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. It was pictured at the annual Tico Warbird Air Show 2010, held for the benefit of the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum also at Titusville.

BJ-553 was one of eight Sea Dragons (also nicknamed 'Hurricane Maker') that deployed to Haiti within 24 hours after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of January 13, 2010, flying missions from the USS Carl Vinson and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

Created May 31, 2011