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Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (N171AC) - At the KMFR Airport, this is an aircrane for Erickson inc.
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Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe (N171AC)


At the KMFR Airport, this is an aircrane for Erickson inc.


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Gary starcher
Great shot.
Good Grief! The last time I saw a Sky-Crane is was the gateway to the Pema County Air Museum in Tucson and that was many years ago. Did I read that Erickson used the "Crane" for fire fighting? Looks like wild fire colors.
Beautiful reflection!
Michael Rogers
When I served in the Alabama National Guard in the late 70's we went on an FTX from Hamilton, Al to Ft. Rucker and road in the box of the Skycrane.. It was a cold December day and there was no heat in that box... This photo brings back those memories.. thanks for sharing.
ken kemper
Awesome shot Matt........
Kenneth Rehder
To Ernst Linnemann. They do have at least one fire fighter version of the Air Crane. It carries the name "Elvis" and was at Oshkosh 3 or 4 years ago. They did a few water drops over the runway. You might find some photos at www.airventure.org. Elvis was also used in a program on, I think, Discovery Channel where they were constructing high-line electrical towers somewhere in Canada.
John E. Johnson
This is really cool.
roland pfeifer
Real workhorse. Great pic.
arch bradbury
I watched one put the top on the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada It came up from Redwood Calif.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
14-Apr-2024 UnknownMontichiari ()Montichiari () 05:59PM CEST 06:01PM CEST (?) 0:01
11-Apr-2024 UnknownNear BresciaMontichiari () First seen 04:59PM CEST Last seen 05:11PM CEST 0:12
11-Apr-2024 UnknownMontichiari ()Near Brescia 04:05PM CEST Last seen 04:48PM CEST 0:42
11-Apr-2024 UnknownMontichiari ()Montichiari () 03:39PM CEST 03:57PM CEST (?) 0:17
11-Apr-2024 UnknownMontichiari ()Montichiari () 01:36PM CEST 02:48PM CEST (?) 1:11
11-Apr-2024 UnknownMontichiari ()Montichiari () 12:22PM CEST 12:24PM CEST (?) 0:02
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