A USCG MH-60 Jayhawk gets a cool vintage color scheme.
Taken on Jan. 15, 2016, the following interesting photos feature the new special colored MH-60 Jayhawk arriving at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore.. Noteworhty the helicopter was adorned with the yellow paint scheme, which was used in the late 1940s and early 1950s by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy aircraft, to celebrate U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aviation 100th anniversary.
The Jayhawk was the first special colored aircraft delivered by the USCG to an operational unit during the centennial celebration of Coast Guard aviation and will fly out of the Warrenton base for the next 4 years. More aircraft painted in special color schemes will join other USCG aviation units as the year progresses: in fact another centennial aircraft will be stationed in the Pacific Norhtwest, in the form of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter based at Air Station North Bend, Ore.
The top image shows first MH-60 destined to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod delivered on Mar. 25. It’s the sixth special colored Jayhawk serving with the USCG.
Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard