Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to retire HU-25 Falcon

1st Coast Guard District News
BOURNE, Mass. — Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. is scheduled to officially retire the HU-25 Falcons 2104 and 2112 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The HU-25 Falcon, which has been the primary fixed-wing aircraft for more than 30 years providing search and rescue, law enforcement, medical transportation and other services to the Northeast, will be replaced by the HC-144A Ocean Sentry.

The HC-144 Ocean Sentry is a more efficient platform with enhanced capabilities to remain in the air for a greater amount of time. The radar and imagery sensors represent the latest in technologies, and the aircraft’s cargo ramp increases the amount of gear and supplies that can be delivered to a vessel or persons in distress.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled to be held at Air Station Cape Cod at 11:30 a.m to commemorate the service of the HU-25.

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3 Comments

  1. Bruce Talbot says:

    Wish we were using the mothballed AirFrce C-27s instead.

  2. cgnews says:

    You must have missed this tweet: MT @CoastieChris: DHS Secretary approves move of C-27s to Coast Guard http://sewardcitynews.com/2013/06/napolitano-approves-transfer-of-c-27j-aircraft-to-coast-guard/

  3. Sherry Peckham Butts says:

    My brother spent his Coast Guard career as a Falcon mechanic, until his retirement. I have been so proud of the work he did while in the Coast Guard. So sad to see this bird retire as well. Great work you guys. I know you will continue to serve this country with honor, courage, and tradition.