Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is displaying the Canadian Forces CH-148 Cyclone multi-mission helicopter at this year’s Paris Air Show. The aircraft on show (Static Display F210) was built under Sikorsky’s Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CMHP) and is one of 28 CH-148s that will be produced for the Canadian Forces to replace CH-124 Sea King helicopters, in service since 1963.
CH-124 Sea King
Canada’s new Sea King helicopter deck-landing simulator is a video gamer’s dream. Instead of a conventional cockpit with real switches and gauges, the device features a virtual-reality helmet the pilot wears. The only components that are real are the seat, cyclic and collective and pedals. Everything else, including a 360-degree inside and outside view, is replicated inside the pilot’s helmet in illusory detail.