Final flight for U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Falcon jet

1st Coast Guard District News
BOURNE, Mass. – After flying more than 15,371 hours in support of U.S. Coast Guard operations around the country, the Coast Guard retired the HU-25 Falcon jet CG2133 at Air Station Cape Cod, June 6, 2011.

With clear skies, the air station’s commanding officer, Capt. David Throop, Cdr. Mike Lachowicz, Master Chief Petty Officer Keith Rees, Chief Petty Officer Troy Kalbach and Petty Officer 1st Class Jamar Jones took off, landed and taxied the jet down Air Station Cape Cod’s runway for the final time.

The Falcon’s replacement, the HU-144 Ocean Sentry is due to arrive sometime next year. As for CG2133, the first Falcon jet to be retired at the air station, it will join the HU-16E Albatross CG7250 on display at the front gate of Air Station Cape Cod as a tribute to Coast Guard aviation’s rich past.

During its near 28-year career, the jet participated in search and rescue cases, drug and migrant interdiction and marine law enforcement. It served three different times at Air Station Cape Cod, racking up a total of 5,275.4 flight hours of service in the First Coast Guard District.

Dassault Falcon Jet Corp delivered the Falcon to the Coast Guard on June 28, 1983.

Photos of the final flight can be viewed at http://facebook.com/CoastGuardNews.

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