Coast Guard Picture of the Week

Casa in flight by U.S. Coast Guard
Casa in flight, a photo by U.S. Coast Guard on Flickr.

Casa in flight : A Coast Guard HC144 Ocean Sentry, passes the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills, N. C. HC-144A, is the first all-new aircraft delivered to the Coast Guard as part of the Coast Guard’s progressive modernization and recapitalization of aging legacy assets.  The aircraft’s design allows it to be reconfigured for a variety of missions, while retaining at least minimum functionality with the aircraft’s sensors.  Its rear ramp allows for easy roll-on and roll-off of provisions.  The aircraft also can be quickly reconfigured for such missions as medical evacuation and the transport of passengers and time-sensitive supplies.

USCG Photo/Dave Silva.
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