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It's a Steen Skybolt. Wiki can tell you all about it.

Written on 01/17/2021 by adelma

Just excellent! I'm filled with envy!

Written on 01/17/2021 by adelma

Thank you Alan.

Written on 01/17/2021 by Manuel E. Silva

We had one of two of these CH=54 in my First Cav Division when I was in country from November 1967 to December 1968, But I never saw it is action picking up downed Helicopters.The CH-54 Tarhe, also called Skycrane or flying insect, was manufactured by Sikorsky. The nickname Skycrane derives from its heavy load cargo lifting mission. As for insect-it’s a nickname given by pilots for its unusual design. During the Vietnam War this versatile helicopter was used for various missions, including recovery, rescue, infantry transport, medical supply and even armor transport operations.

The CH-54 helicopter is equipped with a crane in the center of the fuselage that is operated by a co-pilot or an engineer from the backside of the pilots’ cabin. The crane operator has an good view of what is happening beneath. The Tarhe demonstrated the very best capabilities in combat, climbing with maximum speed of 100 km/h even being overloaded. During the Vietnam War the CH-54 Tarhe was one of the safest US Army's helicopters to fly. In comparison to the AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Iroquois the losses of CH-54 helicopters was minimal. Also it was unique by having a tremendous lifting power. In Vietnam War the Skycrane had to cope with loads such as damaged air and ground vehicles. It also took significant role in military engineering projects such as building bridges and fortifications.

The CH-54 has an maximum external payload capacity of 12 t. Its unique shape allowed to handle all kinds of loads. Two engines are located on top of the fuselage and rear landing gear is situated wide. This allows to carry different kinds of containers. This helicopter is also compatible with a universal military cargo pod.

The CH-54 has been retired from the US military service in 1991. However due to its versatility it is still used by some government and civil operators. The CH-54 helicopter is used for civilian purposes such as construction and fire-fighting. NASA is one of the most important operators of this air vehicle.

In 1992 Erickson Air-Crane purchased the manufacturing rights for the Sikorsky S-64, a civil version of the CH-54. This helicopter is still in production.

Written on 01/17/2021 by brian dubey

Nicely done bro!

Written on 01/17/2021 by daniel jef

We had one of two of these CH=54 in my First Cav Division when I was in country from November 1967 to December 1968, But I never saw it is action picking up downed Helicopters.The CH-54 Tarhe, also called Skycrane or flying insect, was manufactured by Sikorsky. The nickname Skycrane derives from its heavy load cargo lifting mission. As for insect-it’s a nickname given by pilots for its unusual design. During the Vietnam War this versatile helicopter was used for various missions, including recovery, rescue, infantry transport, medical supply and even armor transport operations.

The CH-54 helicopter is equipped with a crane in the center of the fuselage that is operated by a co-pilot or an engineer from the backside of the pilots’ cabin. The crane operator has an good view of what is happening beneath. The Tarhe demonstrated the very best capabilities in combat, climbing with maximum speed of 100 km/h even being overloaded. During the Vietnam War the CH-54 Tarhe was one of the safest US Army's helicopters to fly. In comparison to the AH-1 Cobra and UH-1 Iroquois the losses of CH-54 helicopters was minimal. Also it was unique by having a tremendous lifting power. In Vietnam War the Skycrane had to cope with loads such as damaged air and ground vehicles. It also took significant role in military engineering projects such as building bridges and fortifications.

The CH-54 has an maximum external payload capacity of 12 t. Its unique shape allowed to handle all kinds of loads. Two engines are located on top of the fuselage and rear landing gear is situated wide. This allows to carry different kinds of containers. This helicopter is also compatible with a universal military cargo pod.

The CH-54 has been retired from the US military service in 1991. However due to its versatility it is still used by some government and civil operators. The CH-54 helicopter is used for civilian purposes such as construction and fire-fighting. NASA is one of the most important operators of this air vehicle.

In 1992 Erickson Air-Crane purchased the manufacturing rights for the Sikorsky S-64, a civil version of the CH-54. This helicopter is still in production.

Written on 01/17/2021 by brian dubey

When I got out of "A" School in '67, my first assignment was VQ-2 in Rota. Worked on EA-3's, but as an ADJ, my contact with the EC121M's was limited to ground duties. This photo brings back a whole lot of memories.

Written on 01/17/2021 by M Bodkin

Salut Yves J'attend toujours une réponce à ma question.
A +

Written on 01/17/2021 by andré belleau

Awesome Mig 17 shot...........

Written on 01/17/2021 by ken kemper

Love the wide angle view of this fine looking T-33 Bob

Written on 01/17/2021 by ken kemper

Thanks Bob.............

Written on 01/17/2021 by ken kemper

Long Cross Country KRNC - KHSV - KFYM - KSYI - KRNC

Written on 01/17/2021 by Ryan J. Moore

Fokker 100

Written on 01/17/2021 by Manuel E. Silva

I miss my Tiger! Good to see this nice Grumman. Thanks. Jim

Written on 01/17/2021 by Jim Tyson

for the kiddies too young to remember:
On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson.

Written on 01/17/2021 by a mentor

@ Norbert Hahn thank you very much yes we do but stay tune!

Written on 01/17/2021 by daniel jef

@ ken kemper yes it was that day thank you!

Written on 01/17/2021 by daniel jef

Awesome Gman - I knew I was guessing on the dates and you are correct. I appreciate the History and wish I had chased this jet down for more pics near the gate.

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

TYVM...Agreed,,,Delta should have known better, if it isn't broken, don't fix it...

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

TYVM...the best part is, and just by a slim chance, very slim chance, a co-worker in my office now 2021 used to work for NWA at PHX for 6 years and of course I never new it until about 1 yr ago he walked by my desk and saw a very similar photo to this on my computer background him stating "hey I used to work there..."....he was a gate Agent and boarded pax at these gates. So the many years I was here visiting relatives and this photo angle he was probably inside the terminal..I gave him a few select shots...

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

thank you all. KPHX is an awesome 'port to film at especially from atop those 2 terminal garages..

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

Agreed Gman____they should have stayed true and used the classic Delta scheme for years on end....they wasted a lot of money on this c/s.

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

Grounded for sure LOL, but rolling around PAE there is plenty of ground to cover and I'd never pass up a new jet photo!

Written on 01/17/2021 by Tom Vance

Fokker 70 or 100?

Written on 01/17/2021 by Rob Nierop

Love your Youtube channel! Also AWESOME plane!!

Written on 01/17/2021 by Eliza D

Finally a photo from Des Moines and a good one. I'm in Altoona and I live within a mile of the extended approach path of 23. Would appreciate knowing where you spot from. The old turnoff at McKinley where the F16's used to park has been closed since 9-11.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Jerry Madero

Now that's something you don't see every day!

Written on 01/16/2021 by Jerry Madero

the glider remain below hauler until reached 100 feet. nice to remember.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Adam zeliger

Per Cirium, this aircraft reportedly suffered an engine failure shortly after take-off from Republic Airport, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York on Jan. 10, 2021. The pilot attempted to return to the airport but the aircraft's second engine then also reportedly lost power and he subsequently attempted a forced landing on a road in Old Bethpage, about 4km north northwest of the airport. The aircraft collided with the fence of the Old Bethpage Solid Waste Disposal Complex and was substantially damaged.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Michael Gower

BELLISIMA

Written on 01/16/2021 by KARLA LOZANO

Beautiful shot.
Amazing picture

Written on 01/16/2021 by Manuel EstevezR

A spectacular photo Don Luis, a special vision, a different angle and the result of the perseverance of always looking for the beautiful and attractive photo.-
congratulations

Written on 01/16/2021 by Manuel EstevezR

That's a great shot and a cool story, Gary!

Written on 01/16/2021 by Greg Byington

Very nice, Uwe!

Written on 01/16/2021 by Greg Byington

these were used to supply the island. the Grumman G21 and SS Catalina were used for passenger service (Avalon Air Transport 1953-1968)

Written on 01/16/2021 by a mentor

Your photo of this stalwart aircraft with it's beautiful restoration brought back a memory of my first flight with my grandmother as a 6 year old in 1947 on Hawaiian airlines from Honolulu to Hilo. Mahalo for posting the photo

Written on 01/16/2021 by DOUGLAS HOLT

Thank you!

Written on 01/16/2021 by Joan Williams

The modern Sky King .

Written on 01/16/2021 by chris lucak

unbeatable angle of this great plane

Written on 01/16/2021 by Bart Groeneveld

WRONG AIRCRAFT TYPE

Written on 01/16/2021 by edward perelman

Très bellle photo Yves, est-ce le drapeau de la France que je vois sur la gouverne de direction?

Written on 01/16/2021 by andré belleau

I live near KC, so this is close. Am curious whst aircraft this is, looks like a customized kit by or maybe s one-off. The three-blade prop makes me wonder how big ab engine it has.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Patrick Hughes

Thanks for the posting. She is a brand new EVO. First one imported into Canada!!

Written on 01/16/2021 by VICTOR DOMINATO

AirCal was a great airline.

Written on 01/16/2021 by fholbert

The head on view of those high-bypass engines is something.

Written on 01/16/2021 by David Ingram

nice picture

Written on 01/16/2021 by kees poeijer

Not to worry about the paint scheme. trump will be long gone by the time the new planes are painted. They will stay with the traditional blue and white.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Michael Harris

No need to worry. trump will be long gone by the time the planes will be painted. They will stay with the traditional blue and white.

Written on 01/16/2021 by Michael Harris

That's very cool! Wonder if that's the first time any plane from Hawaiian visited LEX

Written on 01/15/2021 by Jack Jouett

Great shot!

Written on 01/15/2021 by Jack Jouett

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