Sunday, April 30, 2017 Civil/General Aviation » Yachts  
Helicopters on yachts

This page is the civilian counterpart to Naval Visits, and lists some of the helicopters seen on board super yachts that have visited Grand Harbour, Malta. The list has been indexed by helicopter type and registration.

Page created on 8th March 2009.

?     Yacht at Manuel Island observed with helicopter on 04.07.14. No additional details.
Aerospatiale 365N4 VP-CFF   c/n 6988. Came from Superyacht Support Vessel no. 6711. Helicopter spent the night of 07-08.09.14 at MIA. Still in harbour until at least the 18th. Landed at MIA on the 21st, then proceeded to Safi. Departure from Safi unknown, but left Malta on ship on the 25th for Tunis. VP-CFF returned to Malta, performing touch and go’s on r/w 05 on the 28th. Subsequent movements unknown, but again entered Grand Harbour on board 6711 on 12th Oct. Again to Safi on unknown date, but left on the 17th. Was again noted flying within Malta FIR on 04th November.
AW-109SP DaVinci HB-ZPX Phoenix 2 Flight from/back to yacht on 25.07.12. Again seen on 13.07.13
Agusta A119 Koala VH-PSR Senses C/n 14037.
Bell 47 HP-1533 Candia II Helicopter equipped with floats, noted at Ta’ Xbiex Yacht Marina on 01.08.72. Landed at Luqa on 05.08.72. Departure from Malta unknown.
Bell 206 Jetranger G-BPBC Delfino II Arrived from unidentified yacht on 18.11.91. Again seen at Park 8, MIA on 04.04.92. Also performed a test flight from Safi on 28.05.92.
Bell 206 JetRanger N43RC MY LAC II At Luqa airport between 31 Aug - 02 Sept 1976. Landed at 17:45, depart at 11:05. (Note in IA-52: c/o MY LAC II.)
Bell 407 N407MS Samar Noted on 10.05.11. Again seen on 24.05.13 when it night stopped at park 8, Luqa Airport, returning to the yacht the following day. Arrived on unknown date, but left MIA for Samar in Grand Harbour on 18.03.15
Bell 407 N407NR Serena M Previously N6279A, c/n 53193, Visited Grand Harbour between 21-29.09.07.
Bell 407 N477KA Samar C/n 53579. Visited in July 2007. Again seen on 26.11.07, but helicopter presence not confirmed.
Eurocopter EC120B PH-ECD Artic Sunrise This Greenpeace vessel was operating off Malta in May/June 2010. Helicopter visited MIA on a number of occasions.
Eurocopter EC-120 VP-BLL Lady Christine Helicopter seen inside Med-Avia hangar, Safi on 15.08.08.
Eurocopter EC-130B-4 N165WC Attessa III c/n 3860. In Grand Harbour at least between 15-19.08.06.
Eurocopter EC-130 B4 N168JB Triton Noted at Kemmunet islet on 19.07.07. Entered for drydocking on 05.09.07
Eurocopter EC135P2 M-PACF Pacific Covered, with rotors. In harbour by 04.02.14, but exact arrival date unknown.
Eurocopter EC.135 N1455R Sunrays 22.10.10. Helicopter was without main rotor, and covered up nose to tail.
Eurocopter EC-135P-2 ZK-HLH Ice First visited Malta on 31.03.07. Again seen on 04.09.07, but helicopter presence not confirmed.
Eurocopter EC-145 D-HAKA Radiant On board yacht on 01.09.13
EC-145 G-SRNE Serene Yacht was in Grand Harbour between 22-23.12.15. Registered to Starspeed Ltd. Helo flew to the airport on the 23rd. Remained at MIA, with some maintenance work carried out by MCM on 17.01.16. Relocated to Park 5 on the 28th, departing on 24.02.16. Made an early morning (05:00) visit on 04.10.16, departing shortly afterwards.
Eurocopter 145 M-ALFA Serene Noted between at least 10-18.06.16 in all white colours. c/n 9570, pi’s D-HADP, G-JESP.
Eurocopter-Kawasaki EC-145 N745AF Octopus This has been operating round Malta since August 2015. In Maltese waters until at least early November.
Eurocopter EC-145 VP-CPB PLAN B In Grand Harbour on 03.10.10.
Eurocopter EC-155 3A-MBD Dilbar In harbour on 02.10.13 & 16.10.13. seen departing on 27.03.14 and 13.09.14. Length of stay unknown. Latest visit between 28-29.10.14.
Eurocopter EC155P2 ZK-HLH Ice Helicopter seen on 01.04.07 & 04.09.07, but exact arr/dep dates unknown. Again at Grand Harbour on 12.09.14. Flew to airport on the 13th.
MD 900 N900AF Tatoosh c/n 900-00023, noted in Grand Harbour on 11.07.08.
MD900 Explorer N906AF Tatoosh c/n 900-00083. Owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Yacht equipped with two heli-pads. In Malta between 29.10-02.11.07. Had also visited Malta in 2001. Seen on yacht Octopus on 27.06.14, but duration of visit unknown.
Schweizer 269C N774WN MY Steve Irwin Seen on 08.06.10.
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