Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina Original photo caption: "Taking advantage of a rare opportunity, Coast Guard pilots at Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (ARSC) in Elizabeth City, N.C., flew three different class[es] of helicopters in a tight flight formation. The GG-65A (#6536--one of the last A models) was on a pre-induction Depot Maintenance flight. HH-65B (#6578) was on a post-induction Depot Maintenance flight, and HH-65C (#6584) was in test flight phase following re-engining at ARSC. Annually, ARSC personnel induct 23 HH-65 helicopter[s] for Depot Level Maintenance and is currently involved with re-engining the helicopter fleet. The HH-65B models are being re-engined and should be completed by February 2007 becoming HH-65C models. The Coast Guard's current fleet of 95 HH-65 helicopters is deployed at 17 air stations. ARSC provides air stations with depot level maintenance, engineering, supply and information services to support Coast Guard missions."; photo is dated 13 June 2005; photo number 050613-C-0000A-001 (FR); photo by Ed W. Huntington, ARSC Elizabeth City.