Love that hi-vis

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston unveiled the latest addition to their Dolphin Stable: CG6581, a MH-65D complete in classic 1970s aviation scheme.

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“CG6581 is painted with a throwback color scheme and tail logo in honor of Coast Guard Aviation’s 100th year anniversary. A big thank you goes out to the Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) for delivering this beauty. Also, this aircraft is not just for show but is fully operational, so keep a look out for CG6581 in the skies over Houston!”

MH65 CG6581 100 year USCG aviation Dolphin Houston hh-65 2 MH65 CG6581 100 year USCG aviation Dolphin Houston hh-65 3It seems the senior sea service (the Coast Guard traces its origin back to 1790 while the modern Navy, not counting Washington’s cruisers and the Continental Navy, wasn’t authorized by Congress until 1795) has a lot more throwbacks in the pipeline.

Dig the HC-144 in 1930s blue and yellow scheme with meatball roundels to the left and the Vietnam camo to the far right.

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