Last flight of the French Rescue Services Alouette III at le Versoud. The III entered service in 1962. The helicopter you see is 47 years old and still flying. The "landrover" of the air. It will be replaced by the EC145 (ex BK 117). The Alouette is an extremely versatile mountain rescue 'copter. Light and agile, it can land on highways to recover victims or simple touch down a wheel on a pinnacle to snatch climbers to safety. It is equipped with a 40 meter hydraulic winch.