Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane water bombers:


w3ski said...

Having worked in the Humboldt Redwoods for many years, I have seen every imaginable way to get trees out of the hills.
Always had a big Wow tho when those "Skycranes" would hitch up and pull out huge trees.

Ten Bears said...

I have hooked logs to that skycrane. Power-poles, chair-lifts, air conditioners.

There is nothing: not sex, not cocaine, LSD or sex cocaine and LSD that compares.

re the paragon said...

Erickson was taken over by a private equity firm and driven into bankruptcy. The magic of the market!

Deadstick said...

I was in the stands at Reno once when a Skycrane did a water-dump demo down the runway in front of us. It's about 1000 feet from the stands, the wind was in our faces, and we had a hard rain.

dinthebeast said...

I watched them pull an unstable tree off of a cliff above a road above the Klamath river once, but I think the helicopter was slightly smaller than a sky crane.
I sort of couldn't believe it would hold it up, but it did.

-Doug in Oakland