See the complete profile on linkedin and discover jasons. Founded in 1971, it is known for producing and operating the s64 air crane helicopter, which is used in aerial firefighting and other heavylift operations. All results related to sikorsky s64 skycrane found on 80 scale modeling websites and the scalemates kit database. Designed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it can lift objects as heavy as a small house and carry them many miles away.
S64f aircrane helitanker operational performance of the. The models depicted in this package are highly detailed replicas of their reallife counterparts, created by using high quality digital photos and the high fidelity sounds off of a real skycrane. The aircrane is a heavy vertical lift helicopter with a 9000 lt firebombing tank. The s64 aircrane is the current production version, manufactured by the erickson aircrane company. Mounted to the aircrane fuselage at eight points, it replaces the traditional dangling bucket and turns the. Erickson has since developed and certified more than 350 modifications and improvements to the original design. Erickson incorporated operates globally and has a fleet of 69 rotarywing and fixedwing aircraft. The skycrane is exactly as its name impliesan aerial crane, nothing more. Weve been pioneering flight solutions that bring people home everywhere, every time since 1923.
It is the civil version of the united states army s ch54 tarhe. Erickson aircranes s64 aircrane fighting the yosemite big meadow fire, 8. Sikorskyerickson s64 skycrane helicopter 148 scale. Mar 17, 2018 in the early 1970s, logger jack erickson was pioneering a new way to transport logs out of forestscarrying them out by helicopter. Erickson incorporated and sikorsky sign development agreement to tackle the future of firefighting.
Italian aviation site with hundreds of great images. Oct 05, 2012 managing editor, portland business journal oct 5, 2012, 2. Sikorsky s64 skycrane the sikorsky s64 skycrane could lift more than 20,000 pounds 9,072 kilograms. Army as the ch54 tarhe, flew at langley in its later version, the ch54b. Any questions, comments, or problems, please email me.
A common use is by the erickson air crane company, which now manufactures these helicopters and is the worlds largest user. It is a helicopter erickson made for the italian department of civil protection protezione civile. Technical and performance information erickson inc. Sikorsky s64 ch54 a b helicopter maintenance manual 55. Erickson aircrane s64f helitanker introduction the erickson s64f aircrane helitanker aircrane is an integral resource of the state of victorias fleet of aerial fire fighting aircraft. The sikorsky s64 skycrane is an american twinengine heavylift helicopter. Erickson debuts composite main rotor blades 29012020.
Erickson aircrane responded to the call and sent 5 helitankers to assist in controlling the blaze. This model was born from the established ch47 mojave detailed elsewhere on this site of the united states military and used as the basis for the dimensionally larger s64 skycrane heavylift series. Sikorskyerickson s64 skycrane helitanker model ch54 model 172 scale the erickson s64 was built from a ch54 kit and the modifications to a erickson helitanker were done by myself using the erickson brochure hand out as a guide firefighting with the erickson s64 aircrane helitanker development under sikorsky the sikorsky s64 was. S64 technical and performance information s64e power plant 2 pratt and whitney jftd124a maximum power available 9,000 shp single engine limit 4,500 shp 30 min. Make sure you centered the mouse chat command ms on the green crosshair before you enable precision flight mode with command m. Erickson s64 aircrane setting towers just outside brooks, alberta canada. Erickson developed a largecapacity fixed firebombing tank in 19935 and marketed the combination as the erickson s64f aircrane helitanker figure 1 and table 1. Sikorsky s64 ch54 a b helicopter maintenance manual 551520. Managing editor, portland business journal oct 5, 2012, 2. Average erickson aircrane incorporated salary payscale.
Very impressive, and i knew i had to build one, one day. The s64 can drop more than 25,000 gallons 95,000 liters every hour, while providing air crane firefighting services. It is the civil version of the united states armys ch54 tarhe. Revell and aurora 172 skycranes years ago a friend showed me video footage of an orange skycrane firefighting helicopter in action, that he had filmed in greece. Ericksons expert pilots and fleet of specially equipped s64 helicopters are deployed seasonally to wildland fire hotspots around the world. Firefighting with the erickson s64 aircrane helitanker, the. Sikorsky ch54 b helicopter operators manual 551520217102. The company would not say how many of those employees were based in southern oregon, although an employee who spoke to kobitv nbc5 estimated as many as 60 local workers would lose their jobs.
Army purchased more than a hundred and designated them as ch54. These photos are of a skycrane owned by erickson aircrane. Over a 25day period, two of the firefighting s64s flew 9 hours dropping over 2,000,000 gallons 7. The sikorsky s64 erickson air crane type 1high volume helitak has the capacity to hold 7,000 litres of water. View jason webers profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. In its first deployments on firefighting operations, a 2000gallon 7570litre bambi bucket was used.
These pictures were taken and shared with the web by jon ruehle. Using a leased sikorsky s64e skycrane, the civilian version of the sikorsky tarhe helicopter, he reinvented the erickson lumber company as erickson aircrane. We are at the ready when forest fires erupt in greece, turkey, australia, italy, canada, and the united states. Erickson s64 helicopters armed with 2,650gallon 10,031liter water tanks combine the capacity of a fixedwing tanker with the accuracy and refill speed of a helicopter. An erickson aircrane s64 aircrane hovers over a load ready to lift it to the top of a building in chicago illinois poster print 34 x 22. Sikorsky s64e erickson aircrane helicopter by milviz fsx steam ed da flyin kanaka. Sikorsky helicopter ch54b skycrane operators manual tm 551520217102, 15 apr 77. Together with lockheed martin, we bring an unwavering commitment to help our customers succeed. Feb 08, 2012 erickson s64 aircrane setting towers just outside brooks, alberta canada. Erickson aircrane another erickson development is the 2,600gallon rigid tank. S ikorskys ch54 tarhe is a twinturbineengine heavylift helicopter designed for lifting heavy bulk loads internally or externally. Helicopter operator erickson files for bankruptcy wsj. The sikorsky ch54 tarhe is a twinengine heavylift helicopter designed by sikorsky aircraft for the united states army.
The precision of our aircraft, the skill of our pilots and crew, and our experience in the energy industry make erickson the world leader in air crane heavylift operations that support power transmission and infrastructure projects. Sikorsky s64e erickson aircrane helicopter by milviz. Sikorsky s64 ch54 a b helicopter maintenance and parts manual 55152021723p4. Bring your air crane in hoover position and move your mouse or. Oct, 2009 erickson aircranes s64 aircrane fighting the yosemite big meadow fire, 8. Sikorsky helicopter ch54 a b skycrane operators maintenance manual tm 551520217232, 15 apr 77 pages. Sikorsky ch54 tarhe erickson s64 skycrane heavylift. Erickson also modified the aircrane for firefighting purposes.
S64 technical and performance info brochure click to download pdf erickson inc. Pdf in the early 1970s, logger jack erickson was pioneering a new way to transport logs out of forestscarrying them out by helicopter. The department of parks and wildlife operates fixedwing aircraft including eight water bombers who work jointly with dfes. Just flight milviznemeth designs ch54a tarhe s64e skycrane. Erickson incorporated is an american aerospace manufacturing and aviation service provider based in portland, oregon, united states. These are either original or copies of manuals and blueprints used when these aircraft were in active duty, now transferred into electronic format. It has been included into the recently formed national aerial. Jan 25, 2015 image used to illustrate the details of the sikorsky ch54 tarhe erickson s64 skycrane heavylift cargo firefighting helicopter pic17 stay safe and healthy. Firefighting with the erickson s64 aircrane helitanker. About a year later revellgermany reissued its skycrane, and of course i bought it. Erickson developed a largecapacity fixed firebombing tank in 19935 and marketed the combination as the erickson s64 f aircrane helitanker figure 1 and table 1. Wooden airplane sculpture gift or present for any aviation enthusiast, pilot, military personnel,or collector.
Ch54 skycrane achievements the ch54 was used in aircraft recovery operations when loads were too heavy for the ch47 chinook. It has a cockpit pod at the front of a long boom equipped with landing gear mounted on outriggers. Routinely used by the military for carrying troops and equipment inside containers called pods, it was named after an 18th century native. Erickson incorporated operates globally and has a fleet. The first flight of the turboshaftpowered skycrane was in 1962 and the u. The original sikorsky s60 proved itself as a heavylift helicopter through its sole example completed. In 1992, manufacturing rights for the skycrane were purchased from sikorsky by erickson aircrane. Sikorsky ch54 b helicopter ds gs repair maintenance manual 55152021734p2. This item is sold for historical and reference only. Nemeth designs sikorsky s64 skycrane startup tutorial. Erickson aircrane firefighting in australia youtube.
Operational information erickson aircrane s64f helitanker. Sikorsky lockheed martin corporation lockheed martin. The us army was the main operator of the s64 with 54 ch54a and 35 ch54b. George chaidaris off airport greece erickson aircrane sikorsky s64e helitanker. Gearbox limit is 4,050 general maximum gross weight 42,000 lbs 19,050 kg maximum hook weight 20,000 lbs 9,072 kg maximum cruise speed 100 kts 212 km hr. Sikorsky helicopter ch54 a b skycrane operators maintenance manual tm 551520217232, 15 apr 77 pages disclaimer. The sikorsky s64 skycrane ch54 tarhe is a heavy twinengined crane helicopter produced by the american manufacturer sikorsky aircraft. Since that time, erickson aircrane has become the manufacturer and worlds largest operator of s64 aircranes and has made over 1,350 changes to the airframe, instrumentation, and payload capabilities of. Our signature s64 helicopter has a rated lift capacity of up to 25,000 pounds. Erickson incorporated and sikorsky sign development agreement to tackle the future of firefighting see the full news archive for the erickson aircrane s64. Manufactures and operates the aircrane, a powerful helicopter that can lift up to 25,000 pounds and is the only commercial aircraft built specifically as a flying crane without.
It is currently produced as the s64 aircrane by erickson inc. Precision flight mode gives you a very exactly and precisely control to the erickson air crane. B1900 technical and performance info brochure click to download pdf bell 212. The civilian version, called the s64 skycrane, is used for carrying materials for construction and water for firefighting. Jetzguy 108 mile ranch, bc erickson aircrane sikorsky s64ef skycrane. These are either original or copies of manuals and blueprints used when these aircraft were in active duty, now transferred into electron.405 530 356 529 465 615 209 372 273 1359 1320 267 614 1581 1526 919 322 1098 66 1107 343 1138 1133 220 1279 1166 908 395 266 80 46 67 952 703 611 1463 555 635 1387