• This de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen has been in service with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm from the 1950s to the early 1970s. This twin-engine, twin boom-tailed aircraft was an carrier-based fleet air-defence fighter. This particular aircraft was worlds solely airworthy Sea Vixen. Unfortunately this aircraft crash landed in 2017 due to an hydraulic failure. Due to the high cost of repair it's unlikely that this one will ever fly again.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • British International Helicopters (BIH) operates two AS365 N2 Dauphin IIs on behalf of the Royal Navy to support the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) programme. Besides it civil ownership both helicopters operate in military color scheme and under military registration.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • This Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C from 2Excel Aviation is operated on behalf of HM Coastguard in the role of search and rescue, fisheries patrol, maritime surveillance.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • A Cessna 650 Citation VII operated by 4a Escuadrilla of the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) taxiing at RAF Fairford.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The AS-532U2 Cougar from 300SQN of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is also utilized in maritime operations. Therefore, the helicopter has been equipped with a floatation device and got a grey paint scheme.

Image by Sander Meijering

@cougar_300sqn @300squadron_rnlaf @koninklijkeluchtmacht
  • All green Merlin HC3s from the Royal Navy are being upgraded to the HC4 standard to enhance their maritime capabilities. Some of the noticeable modifications include a folding tail rotor and a naval grey color. Here is a picture of a Merlin HC4 moments before takeoff at RAF Fairford

Image by Sander Meijering

 #royalnavy #fleetairarm
  • As many european navies the Danish Navy has also been a user of the Lynx. Here seen a dark blue Danish Super Lynx Mk90B. All Lynx helicopters are withdrawn from use and replaced by the MH-60R Seahawk.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #danishnavy
  • Just moments after opening the cocpkit you feel the release of this US Marines Harrier pilot after completing a long flight. In the background a second US Marines Corps AV-8B Harrier is taxiing to his parking lot.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #usmarinecorps
  • This P-72A aircraft is the maritime surveillance variant of the ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft in use by the Italian Navy (Aviazione Navale).

Image by Sander Meijering

#marinamilitareofficial #aviazonenavale #italiannavy #aviazione_navale  #italiannavy
  • The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. However the helicopter can also be used as a Tactical Nato Frigate Helicopter (TNFH). In this role the NH-90 has some of it maritime systems removed to reduce weight and make space for troops. To protect the helicopter from threads from the ground it has a Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) pod on the right side of the fuselage. 

Image by Sander Meijering
#860sqn #dhcluchtmacht #koninklijkemarine @860squadron
  • This beautiful TAV-8B+ Harrier is a rare trainer variant of the Italian Navy Harrier. The days of the Harriers within the Marina Militaire are counted. Soon the Harrier on the Italian carriers will be replaced by the F35B.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #italiannavy #marinamilitareofficial #aviazione_navale #italiannavy
  • Just a random picture of a German Navy Sea Lynx Mk88A. Seen here leaving RAF Fairford. The Sea Lynx will be replaced by the Sea Lion Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) variant of the NH90.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #marineflieger #marinefliegergeschwader5
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-213 "Black Lions" is taking off from Hohn AFB during the exercise Air Defender 23. This aircraft is the commander aircraft from the squadron. VFA-213 is part of CVW-8 on CVN-78 "USS Gerald R. Ford". It's homebase is NAS Oceana Virginia.

Image by Sander Meijering

#usnavy #airdefender #airdefender2023 #vfa213 #vfa213blacklions #flynavy #flynavy✈
  • A beautiful French Navy SA365N Dauphin of 35F landing at BA103 Cambrai-Epinoy. Unfortunately this airfield has been closed early 2012. This helicopter is used in a Search and Rescue role.
  • The photo shows a USMC KC-130J aircraft as it approaches Eindhoven Air Base, its landing gear deployed and ready to touch down.
  • The Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU is a variant of the Westland Lynx helicopter, designed specifically for naval operations. It is a multi-role helicopter with a range of capabilities, including anti-submarine warfare, surface surveillance, and search and rescue.

Unfortunately the Lynx has been phased out in 2017.
  • The German Navy operates the Dornier 228 in a Maritime Patrol role. The aircraft are mainly in use for inspection of marine traffic. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The Belgian company NHV provides the Dutch Coast Guard.with AS365 Dauphin helicopters for SAR missions. Soon these will be replaced by AW189 operated by Bristow Helicopters.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • This Hellenic Navy S-70B Seahawk is used as a frigate helicopter on board of the Hellenic Navy frigates. Here seen on its homebase Marathon-Kotroni. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • This beauty is one of the five Seaking Mk 48 helicopters in use with the Belgian Air Force. These helicopters where in use until 2019 in a Search and Rescue role. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • This Merlin HM2 from 814 NAS from the Royal Navy made a beautiful fly pass after departure from RAF Fairford. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The Lithuanian Air Force uses this AS365 N3+ Dauphin as a Search and Rescue helicopter. Last week this helicopter went to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. Here photographed by Sander Meijering when departing RAF Fairford.
  • This is a brand new German Navy NH-90NFH Sea Lion during a flight at Manchin Air Base. The Sea Lion is ment to replace the old Sea King Mk41.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The green Merlin Mk3 from the Royal Navy as seen on the picture is history already. All Navy Mk3 Merlins have been converted into a marinised version known as the Mk4. The most visible changes are a grey color and a folding tail rotor boom. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • A close up from the German Navy P-3C Orion/ The German Navy operates eight former Dutch Navy Orions. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • A Belgian Air Force uses the NH90NFH as frigate helicopter and in a search and rescue role.
  • Czech Air Force PZL W-3A search and rescue helicopter seen during a demo.
  • This Royal Netherlands Air Force AS-532U2 Cougar helicopter seen during an medevac operation.
  • This German Marineflieger Sea King mk 41 is still going strong. The German navy uses the Sea King mainly in search and rescue role. This helicopter will soon be replaced by the NH90NFH Sea Lion.
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year
  • The German Army (Heeresflieger) uses this brand new H145M for SAR duties. The aircraft entered service with Transporthubschrauberregiment 30 as replacement of the UH-1D Huey.
  • The Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftforsvaret) bought the AW101 Mk612 SAR Queen as replacement of the Sea King helicopter.  This helicopter is in use with 330 skvadron and is mainly in use for SAR duties.
  • This is an E2-C Hawkeye from Flottille 4F of the French Navy (Aeronavale). These aircraft are based at BAN de Lann-Bihoué and will normaly fly from the french carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). Image by Sander Meijering
  • The Royal Navy Sea King ASaC7 seen flying at Yeovilton Airbase. The ASaC7 is special version of the Sea King which is equipped with a airborne surveillance radar. The Sea King is currently out of service whil the radar kits are being transferred tot the Merlin herlicopter. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The Norwegian P3N Orion belongs to 333 Skvadron. The Orion is in service since 1969 and is soon to be replaced by the P-8 Poseidon. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The pilot of this Rafale M is preparing the aircraft for flight assisted by some ground crew members. This phot was shot at Landivisau airbase the homebase of the French Navy Rafale fleet. This aircrafte belongs to Flotille 11F.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The Dutch Coastguard has contracted NHV Helicopters to provide search and rescue services at sea. On this picture you see one of their helicopters during training.

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  • This Royal Navy Beechcraft 350ER Avenger T.1 is operated by 750 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall. The Avenger's primary role is to train observers for the Royal Navy. 

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  • In typical English weather at Yeovilton airbase this Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU was photographed. This picture was taken in 2016 the year the Lynx phased out.

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  • The German Navy bought in 2009 some former Dutch P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft to replace the ageing Atlantique. The P-3C is still going strong as shown on this photo.

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  • Here seen an US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet during take-off. The Super Hornets are currently the backbone of the US Navy Carriers Air Wings. There are still many Super Hornets which should be delivered by spring 2024. 

Image by Sander Meijering
  • The  aircraft photographed is an M-28B Bryza 1R from the Polish Navy. The Polish Navy uses this aircraft for maritime patrol and reconnaissance. It is equipped with an 360° Search and Surveillance Radar clearly visible in the bulb under the aircraft. 

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  • The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. This NFH version, which stands for NATO Frigate Helicopter, is in use as helicopter of a frigate. Note the decal on the fuselage mentioning the 100 year anniversary of the Dutch Naval Air Service.

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  • This Canadian CP-140 Aurora is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The design of the Aurora, in other countries known as the Orion, is based on the Lockheed L-188 Electra. This image was shot at RAF Fairford during RIAT. 

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  • Still going strong after 50 years. This helicopter has been built in 1965 and was photographed at its home Lanveoc-Poulmic in 2016. It's a French Navy SE3160 better known as Allouette III.

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  • This F-35B is hovering above the ground. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) which is a training squadron in the United States Marine Corps based at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina.

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  • Last year the French Navy phased out the Lynx helicopter. Luckily we were able to catch this Lynx HAS2(FN) at it's home base Lanveoc-Poulmic.

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  • The P-8A Poseidon is US Navy newest Maritime Patrol Aircraft and will replace the P3 Orion. It's based on the Boeing 737. 

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  • Happy New Year! The crew of Naviation wishes you, together which your loved ones, all the best for 2021!  Stay safe and healthy, and fly Navy!
  • The Swedish Coast Guard operates a few Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for coast guard duties. Here seen one at the German Airfield Nordholz. 

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  • This Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) seen here in the good old days at RNAS Yeovilton. The SEM is not in use with the French Navy anymore and has been replaced by the Rafale. Today only the Argentine Navy operates a few SEM.

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  • Today we congratulate the US Marine Corps with its 245th birthday. The photo attached shows an F/A-18A++ from VMFA-314 "Black Knights" photographed during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB. Currently this F-18 has been retired due to the conversion of VMFA-314 to the F-35.

Photo made by Sander Meijering

U.S. Marine Corps Vmfa-314 
@vmfa_314_black_knight_fr_dcs
  • This blue airplane is a CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft owned by the Irish Air Corps. Last year the Irish Air Corps procured two CN 295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The bigger an newer aircraft will replace this CN 235 in the future.

Image by Sander Meijering
  • Yesterday it has been one hunderd years ago that an aircraft landed on a French aircraft carrier. This picture shows a Rafale M fighter preparing for its mission. The Rafale M is the French Navy current carrier based aircraft.

Photo by Sander Meijering

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This de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen has been in service with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm from the 1950s to the early 1970s. This twin-engine, twin boom-tailed aircraft was an carrier-based fleet air-defence fighter. This particular aircraft was worlds solely airworthy Sea Vixen. Unfortunately this aircraft crash landed in 2017 due to an hydraulic failure. Due to the high cost of repair it's unlikely that this one will ever fly again.

Image by Sander Meijering
This de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen has been in service with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm from the 1950s to the early 1970s. This twin-engine, twin boom-tailed aircraft was an carrier-based fleet air-defence fighter. This particular aircraft was worlds solely airworthy Sea Vixen. Unfortunately this aircraft crash landed in 2017 due to an hydraulic failure. Due to the high cost of repair it's unlikely that this one will ever fly again. Image by Sander Meijering
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British International Helicopters (BIH) operates two AS365 N2 Dauphin IIs on behalf of the Royal Navy to support the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) programme. Besides it civil ownership both helicopters operate in military color scheme and under military registration.

Image by Sander Meijering
British International Helicopters (BIH) operates two AS365 N2 Dauphin IIs on behalf of the Royal Navy to support the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) programme. Besides it civil ownership both helicopters operate in military color scheme and under military registration. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C from 2Excel Aviation is operated on behalf of HM Coastguard in the role of search and rescue, fisheries patrol, maritime surveillance.

Image by Sander Meijering
This Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C from 2Excel Aviation is operated on behalf of HM Coastguard in the role of search and rescue, fisheries patrol, maritime surveillance. Image by Sander Meijering
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A Cessna 650 Citation VII operated by 4a Escuadrilla of the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) taxiing at RAF Fairford.

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A Cessna 650 Citation VII operated by 4a Escuadrilla of the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) taxiing at RAF Fairford. Image by Sander Meijering
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The AS-532U2 Cougar from 300SQN of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is also utilized in maritime operations. Therefore, the helicopter has been equipped with a floatation device and got a grey paint scheme.

Image by Sander Meijering

@cougar_300sqn @300squadron_rnlaf @koninklijkeluchtmacht
The AS-532U2 Cougar from 300SQN of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is also utilized in maritime operations. Therefore, the helicopter has been equipped with a floatation device and got a grey paint scheme. Image by Sander Meijering @cougar_300sqn @300squadron_rnlaf @koninklijkeluchtmacht
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All green Merlin HC3s from the Royal Navy are being upgraded to the HC4 standard to enhance their maritime capabilities. Some of the noticeable modifications include a folding tail rotor and a naval grey color. Here is a picture of a Merlin HC4 moments before takeoff at RAF Fairford

Image by Sander Meijering

 #royalnavy #fleetairarm
All green Merlin HC3s from the Royal Navy are being upgraded to the HC4 standard to enhance their maritime capabilities. Some of the noticeable modifications include a folding tail rotor and a naval grey color. Here is a picture of a Merlin HC4 moments before takeoff at RAF Fairford Image by Sander Meijering #royalnavy #fleetairarm
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As many european navies the Danish Navy has also been a user of the Lynx. Here seen a dark blue Danish Super Lynx Mk90B. All Lynx helicopters are withdrawn from use and replaced by the MH-60R Seahawk.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #danishnavy
As many european navies the Danish Navy has also been a user of the Lynx. Here seen a dark blue Danish Super Lynx Mk90B. All Lynx helicopters are withdrawn from use and replaced by the MH-60R Seahawk. Image by Sander Meijering #danishnavy
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Just moments after opening the cocpkit you feel the release of this US Marines Harrier pilot after completing a long flight. In the background a second US Marines Corps AV-8B Harrier is taxiing to his parking lot.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #usmarinecorps
Just moments after opening the cocpkit you feel the release of this US Marines Harrier pilot after completing a long flight. In the background a second US Marines Corps AV-8B Harrier is taxiing to his parking lot. Image by Sander Meijering #usmarinecorps
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This P-72A aircraft is the maritime surveillance variant of the ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft in use by the Italian Navy (Aviazione Navale).

Image by Sander Meijering

#marinamilitareofficial #aviazonenavale #italiannavy #aviazione_navale  #italiannavy
This P-72A aircraft is the maritime surveillance variant of the ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft in use by the Italian Navy (Aviazione Navale). Image by Sander Meijering #marinamilitareofficial #aviazonenavale #italiannavy #aviazione_navale #italiannavy
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The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. However the helicopter can also be used as a Tactical Nato Frigate Helicopter (TNFH). In this role the NH-90 has some of it maritime systems removed to reduce weight and make space for troops. To protect the helicopter from threads from the ground it has a Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) pod on the right side of the fuselage. 

Image by Sander Meijering
#860sqn #dhcluchtmacht #koninklijkemarine @860squadron
The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. However the helicopter can also be used as a Tactical Nato Frigate Helicopter (TNFH). In this role the NH-90 has some of it maritime systems removed to reduce weight and make space for troops. To protect the helicopter from threads from the ground it has a Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) pod on the right side of the fuselage. Image by Sander Meijering #860sqn #dhcluchtmacht #koninklijkemarine @860squadron
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This beautiful TAV-8B+ Harrier is a rare trainer variant of the Italian Navy Harrier. The days of the Harriers within the Marina Militaire are counted. Soon the Harrier on the Italian carriers will be replaced by the F35B.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #italiannavy #marinamilitareofficial #aviazione_navale #italiannavy
This beautiful TAV-8B+ Harrier is a rare trainer variant of the Italian Navy Harrier. The days of the Harriers within the Marina Militaire are counted. Soon the Harrier on the Italian carriers will be replaced by the F35B. Image by Sander Meijering #italiannavy #marinamilitareofficial #aviazione_navale #italiannavy
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Just a random picture of a German Navy Sea Lynx Mk88A. Seen here leaving RAF Fairford. The Sea Lynx will be replaced by the Sea Lion Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) variant of the NH90.

Image by Sander Meijering

 #marineflieger #marinefliegergeschwader5
Just a random picture of a German Navy Sea Lynx Mk88A. Seen here leaving RAF Fairford. The Sea Lynx will be replaced by the Sea Lion Multi-Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) variant of the NH90. Image by Sander Meijering #marineflieger #marinefliegergeschwader5
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An F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-213 "Black Lions" is taking off from Hohn AFB during the exercise Air Defender 23. This aircraft is the commander aircraft from the squadron. VFA-213 is part of CVW-8 on CVN-78 "USS Gerald R. Ford". It's homebase is NAS Oceana Virginia.

Image by Sander Meijering

#usnavy #airdefender #airdefender2023 #vfa213 #vfa213blacklions #flynavy #flynavy✈
An F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-213 "Black Lions" is taking off from Hohn AFB during the exercise Air Defender 23. This aircraft is the commander aircraft from the squadron. VFA-213 is part of CVW-8 on CVN-78 "USS Gerald R. Ford". It's homebase is NAS Oceana Virginia. Image by Sander Meijering #usnavy #airdefender #airdefender2023 #vfa213 #vfa213blacklions #flynavy #flynavy✈
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A beautiful French Navy SA365N Dauphin of 35F landing at BA103 Cambrai-Epinoy. Unfortunately this airfield has been closed early 2012. This helicopter is used in a Search and Rescue role.
A beautiful French Navy SA365N Dauphin of 35F landing at BA103 Cambrai-Epinoy. Unfortunately this airfield has been closed early 2012. This helicopter is used in a Search and Rescue role.
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The photo shows a USMC KC-130J aircraft as it approaches Eindhoven Air Base, its landing gear deployed and ready to touch down.
The photo shows a USMC KC-130J aircraft as it approaches Eindhoven Air Base, its landing gear deployed and ready to touch down.
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The Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU is a variant of the Westland Lynx helicopter, designed specifically for naval operations. It is a multi-role helicopter with a range of capabilities, including anti-submarine warfare, surface surveillance, and search and rescue.

Unfortunately the Lynx has been phased out in 2017.
The Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU is a variant of the Westland Lynx helicopter, designed specifically for naval operations. It is a multi-role helicopter with a range of capabilities, including anti-submarine warfare, surface surveillance, and search and rescue. Unfortunately the Lynx has been phased out in 2017.
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The German Navy operates the Dornier 228 in a Maritime Patrol role. The aircraft are mainly in use for inspection of marine traffic. 

Image by Sander Meijering
The German Navy operates the Dornier 228 in a Maritime Patrol role. The aircraft are mainly in use for inspection of marine traffic. Image by Sander Meijering
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The Belgian company NHV provides the Dutch Coast Guard.with AS365 Dauphin helicopters for SAR missions. Soon these will be replaced by AW189 operated by Bristow Helicopters.

Image by Sander Meijering
The Belgian company NHV provides the Dutch Coast Guard.with AS365 Dauphin helicopters for SAR missions. Soon these will be replaced by AW189 operated by Bristow Helicopters. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Hellenic Navy S-70B Seahawk is used as a frigate helicopter on board of the Hellenic Navy frigates. Here seen on its homebase Marathon-Kotroni. 

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This Hellenic Navy S-70B Seahawk is used as a frigate helicopter on board of the Hellenic Navy frigates. Here seen on its homebase Marathon-Kotroni. Image by Sander Meijering
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This beauty is one of the five Seaking Mk 48 helicopters in use with the Belgian Air Force. These helicopters where in use until 2019 in a Search and Rescue role. 

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This beauty is one of the five Seaking Mk 48 helicopters in use with the Belgian Air Force. These helicopters where in use until 2019 in a Search and Rescue role. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Merlin HM2 from 814 NAS from the Royal Navy made a beautiful fly pass after departure from RAF Fairford. 

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This Merlin HM2 from 814 NAS from the Royal Navy made a beautiful fly pass after departure from RAF Fairford. Image by Sander Meijering
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The Lithuanian Air Force uses this AS365 N3+ Dauphin as a Search and Rescue helicopter. Last week this helicopter went to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. Here photographed by Sander Meijering when departing RAF Fairford.
The Lithuanian Air Force uses this AS365 N3+ Dauphin as a Search and Rescue helicopter. Last week this helicopter went to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford. Here photographed by Sander Meijering when departing RAF Fairford.
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This is a brand new German Navy NH-90NFH Sea Lion during a flight at Manchin Air Base. The Sea Lion is ment to replace the old Sea King Mk41.

Image by Sander Meijering
This is a brand new German Navy NH-90NFH Sea Lion during a flight at Manchin Air Base. The Sea Lion is ment to replace the old Sea King Mk41. Image by Sander Meijering
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The green Merlin Mk3 from the Royal Navy as seen on the picture is history already. All Navy Mk3 Merlins have been converted into a marinised version known as the Mk4. The most visible changes are a grey color and a folding tail rotor boom. 

Image by Sander Meijering
The green Merlin Mk3 from the Royal Navy as seen on the picture is history already. All Navy Mk3 Merlins have been converted into a marinised version known as the Mk4. The most visible changes are a grey color and a folding tail rotor boom. Image by Sander Meijering
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A close up from the German Navy P-3C Orion/ The German Navy operates eight former Dutch Navy Orions. 

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A close up from the German Navy P-3C Orion/ The German Navy operates eight former Dutch Navy Orions. Image by Sander Meijering
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A Belgian Air Force uses the NH90NFH as frigate helicopter and in a search and rescue role.
A Belgian Air Force uses the NH90NFH as frigate helicopter and in a search and rescue role.
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Czech Air Force PZL W-3A search and rescue helicopter seen during a demo.
Czech Air Force PZL W-3A search and rescue helicopter seen during a demo.
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This Royal Netherlands Air Force AS-532U2 Cougar helicopter seen during an medevac operation.
This Royal Netherlands Air Force AS-532U2 Cougar helicopter seen during an medevac operation.
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This German Marineflieger Sea King mk 41 is still going strong. The German navy uses the Sea King mainly in search and rescue role. This helicopter will soon be replaced by the NH90NFH Sea Lion.
This German Marineflieger Sea King mk 41 is still going strong. The German navy uses the Sea King mainly in search and rescue role. This helicopter will soon be replaced by the NH90NFH Sea Lion.
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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year
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The German Army (Heeresflieger) uses this brand new H145M for SAR duties. The aircraft entered service with Transporthubschrauberregiment 30 as replacement of the UH-1D Huey.
The German Army (Heeresflieger) uses this brand new H145M for SAR duties. The aircraft entered service with Transporthubschrauberregiment 30 as replacement of the UH-1D Huey.
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The Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftforsvaret) bought the AW101 Mk612 SAR Queen as replacement of the Sea King helicopter.  This helicopter is in use with 330 skvadron and is mainly in use for SAR duties.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force (Luftforsvaret) bought the AW101 Mk612 SAR Queen as replacement of the Sea King helicopter. This helicopter is in use with 330 skvadron and is mainly in use for SAR duties.
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This is an E2-C Hawkeye from Flottille 4F of the French Navy (Aeronavale). These aircraft are based at BAN de Lann-Bihoué and will normaly fly from the french carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). Image by Sander Meijering
This is an E2-C Hawkeye from Flottille 4F of the French Navy (Aeronavale). These aircraft are based at BAN de Lann-Bihoué and will normaly fly from the french carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). Image by Sander Meijering
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The Royal Navy Sea King ASaC7 seen flying at Yeovilton Airbase. The ASaC7 is special version of the Sea King which is equipped with a airborne surveillance radar. The Sea King is currently out of service whil the radar kits are being transferred tot the Merlin herlicopter. 

Image by Sander Meijering
The Royal Navy Sea King ASaC7 seen flying at Yeovilton Airbase. The ASaC7 is special version of the Sea King which is equipped with a airborne surveillance radar. The Sea King is currently out of service whil the radar kits are being transferred tot the Merlin herlicopter. Image by Sander Meijering
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The Norwegian P3N Orion belongs to 333 Skvadron. The Orion is in service since 1969 and is soon to be replaced by the P-8 Poseidon. 

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The Norwegian P3N Orion belongs to 333 Skvadron. The Orion is in service since 1969 and is soon to be replaced by the P-8 Poseidon. Image by Sander Meijering
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The pilot of this Rafale M is preparing the aircraft for flight assisted by some ground crew members. This phot was shot at Landivisau airbase the homebase of the French Navy Rafale fleet. This aircrafte belongs to Flotille 11F.

Image by Sander Meijering
The pilot of this Rafale M is preparing the aircraft for flight assisted by some ground crew members. This phot was shot at Landivisau airbase the homebase of the French Navy Rafale fleet. This aircrafte belongs to Flotille 11F. Image by Sander Meijering
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The Dutch Coastguard has contracted NHV Helicopters to provide search and rescue services at sea. On this picture you see one of their helicopters during training.

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The Dutch Coastguard has contracted NHV Helicopters to provide search and rescue services at sea. On this picture you see one of their helicopters during training. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Royal Navy Beechcraft 350ER Avenger T.1 is operated by 750 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall. The Avenger's primary role is to train observers for the Royal Navy. 

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This Royal Navy Beechcraft 350ER Avenger T.1 is operated by 750 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall. The Avenger's primary role is to train observers for the Royal Navy. Image by Sander Meijering
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In typical English weather at Yeovilton airbase this Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU was photographed. This picture was taken in 2016 the year the Lynx phased out.

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In typical English weather at Yeovilton airbase this Royal Navy Lynx HMA8SRU was photographed. This picture was taken in 2016 the year the Lynx phased out. Image by Sander Meijering
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The German Navy bought in 2009 some former Dutch P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft to replace the ageing Atlantique. The P-3C is still going strong as shown on this photo.

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The German Navy bought in 2009 some former Dutch P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft to replace the ageing Atlantique. The P-3C is still going strong as shown on this photo. Image by Sander Meijering
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Here seen an US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet during take-off. The Super Hornets are currently the backbone of the US Navy Carriers Air Wings. There are still many Super Hornets which should be delivered by spring 2024. 

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Here seen an US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet during take-off. The Super Hornets are currently the backbone of the US Navy Carriers Air Wings. There are still many Super Hornets which should be delivered by spring 2024. Image by Sander Meijering
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The  aircraft photographed is an M-28B Bryza 1R from the Polish Navy. The Polish Navy uses this aircraft for maritime patrol and reconnaissance. It is equipped with an 360° Search and Surveillance Radar clearly visible in the bulb under the aircraft. 

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The aircraft photographed is an M-28B Bryza 1R from the Polish Navy. The Polish Navy uses this aircraft for maritime patrol and reconnaissance. It is equipped with an 360° Search and Surveillance Radar clearly visible in the bulb under the aircraft. Image by Sander Meijering
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The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. This NFH version, which stands for NATO Frigate Helicopter, is in use as helicopter of a frigate. Note the decal on the fuselage mentioning the 100 year anniversary of the Dutch Naval Air Service.

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The Dutch Helicopter Commando uses the NH-90 as a maritime helicopter. This NFH version, which stands for NATO Frigate Helicopter, is in use as helicopter of a frigate. Note the decal on the fuselage mentioning the 100 year anniversary of the Dutch Naval Air Service. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Canadian CP-140 Aurora is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The design of the Aurora, in other countries known as the Orion, is based on the Lockheed L-188 Electra. This image was shot at RAF Fairford during RIAT. 

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This Canadian CP-140 Aurora is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). The design of the Aurora, in other countries known as the Orion, is based on the Lockheed L-188 Electra. This image was shot at RAF Fairford during RIAT. Image by Sander Meijering
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Still going strong after 50 years. This helicopter has been built in 1965 and was photographed at its home Lanveoc-Poulmic in 2016. It's a French Navy SE3160 better known as Allouette III.

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Still going strong after 50 years. This helicopter has been built in 1965 and was photographed at its home Lanveoc-Poulmic in 2016. It's a French Navy SE3160 better known as Allouette III. Image by Sander Meijering
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This F-35B is hovering above the ground. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) which is a training squadron in the United States Marine Corps based at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina.

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This F-35B is hovering above the ground. The aircraft is assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501) which is a training squadron in the United States Marine Corps based at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Image by Sander Meijering
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Last year the French Navy phased out the Lynx helicopter. Luckily we were able to catch this Lynx HAS2(FN) at it's home base Lanveoc-Poulmic.

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Last year the French Navy phased out the Lynx helicopter. Luckily we were able to catch this Lynx HAS2(FN) at it's home base Lanveoc-Poulmic. Image by Sander Meijering
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The P-8A Poseidon is US Navy newest Maritime Patrol Aircraft and will replace the P3 Orion. It's based on the Boeing 737. 

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The P-8A Poseidon is US Navy newest Maritime Patrol Aircraft and will replace the P3 Orion. It's based on the Boeing 737. Image by Sander Meijering
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Happy New Year! The crew of Naviation wishes you, together which your loved ones, all the best for 2021!  Stay safe and healthy, and fly Navy!
Happy New Year! The crew of Naviation wishes you, together which your loved ones, all the best for 2021! Stay safe and healthy, and fly Navy!
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The Swedish Coast Guard operates a few Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for coast guard duties. Here seen one at the German Airfield Nordholz. 

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The Swedish Coast Guard operates a few Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft for coast guard duties. Here seen one at the German Airfield Nordholz. Image by Sander Meijering
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This Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) seen here in the good old days at RNAS Yeovilton. The SEM is not in use with the French Navy anymore and has been replaced by the Rafale. Today only the Argentine Navy operates a few SEM.

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This Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) seen here in the good old days at RNAS Yeovilton. The SEM is not in use with the French Navy anymore and has been replaced by the Rafale. Today only the Argentine Navy operates a few SEM. Image by Sander Meijering
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Today we congratulate the US Marine Corps with its 245th birthday. The photo attached shows an F/A-18A++ from VMFA-314 "Black Knights" photographed during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB. Currently this F-18 has been retired due to the conversion of VMFA-314 to the F-35.

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U.S. Marine Corps Vmfa-314 
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Today we congratulate the US Marine Corps with its 245th birthday. The photo attached shows an F/A-18A++ from VMFA-314 "Black Knights" photographed during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB. Currently this F-18 has been retired due to the conversion of VMFA-314 to the F-35. Photo made by Sander Meijering U.S. Marine Corps Vmfa-314 @vmfa_314_black_knight_fr_dcs
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This blue airplane is a CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft owned by the Irish Air Corps. Last year the Irish Air Corps procured two CN 295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The bigger an newer aircraft will replace this CN 235 in the future.

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This blue airplane is a CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft owned by the Irish Air Corps. Last year the Irish Air Corps procured two CN 295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The bigger an newer aircraft will replace this CN 235 in the future. Image by Sander Meijering
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Yesterday it has been one hunderd years ago that an aircraft landed on a French aircraft carrier. This picture shows a Rafale M fighter preparing for its mission. The Rafale M is the French Navy current carrier based aircraft.

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Chasse Embarquée Marine Nationale Porte-avions Charles de Gaulle
Yesterday it has been one hunderd years ago that an aircraft landed on a French aircraft carrier. This picture shows a Rafale M fighter preparing for its mission. The Rafale M is the French Navy current carrier based aircraft. Photo by Sander Meijering Chasse Embarquée Marine Nationale Porte-avions Charles de Gaulle
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