Sea King flypast ends 49 years of service by veteran helicopter

September 19, 2018 – Bagger crews fought through weather conditions ‘on the limit’ to bid farewell to the people of Devon and Cornwall today in a three-hour flypast. Two veteran helicopters struggled against rain and poor visibility – but were determined their retirement should not go unmarked… and the people who braved the weather to see their penultimate flight were not disappointed. The two Sea Kings – for the record ZE420 (a spring chicken at 32 years old), and ZA126 (a more mature 38) from 849 Naval Air Squadron –…

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