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An American Skycrane in Scotland

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An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by retro11 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:47 pm

The unbelievable sight of N158AC S-64F Skycrane just off the main A96 road 2-3 miles south of the village of Keith, it arrived from the US by boat into Montrose and is involved the the construction of a wind farm in the area

ImageS-64F SKYCRANE by RETRO 11, on Flickr

ImageS-64F SKYCRANE by RETRO 11, on Flickr

ImageS-64F SKYCRANE by RETRO 11, on Flickr

ImageS-64F SKYCRANE by RETRO 11, on Flickr

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by keithnewsome » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:57 pm

WoW ! Stunning photos what a superb beast it is ... thanks for sharing them !

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Paultojo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:22 pm

Such a beast, was very tempted to drive over to see it, great images Donald :thumb:
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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by mikee7 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:29 pm

What an experience to be that close to a classic bird. Nice set.
Do you know how long it is in the country for?

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by andygolfer » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:34 pm

excellent shots Donald.

Surely though, why construct a windfarm? just hook it's rotors to a generator and you have a ready made windfarm!


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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:35 pm

Cracking shots of an absolute gem. Damn, why do I live in Suffolk? :lol:

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by radiostationx » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:07 pm

Brilliant shots, awesome aircraft.
Thanks for posting these retro11 :thumb:

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by TheMightyOz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:23 pm

Awesome! :clap:

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by AlanP » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:56 am

Fantastic pictures :thumb: it looks like a giant insect

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Peteski » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:08 pm

What a beauty ! Thanks for sharing retro11.

Originally built as a Sikorsky CH-54B 'Tarhe', cn 64-081, for the US Army in 1969 sn 69-18473. Bought by Erickson Air-Crane in 1998 and converted to an Erickson-Sikorsky S-64F Skycrane. Since then it has been leased out in Malasia, Korea and Peru.

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Mike » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 pm

Wonderful shots, thanks for sharing them. :thumb:
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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by spuggs » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Great shots, certainly better weather than I got.
mikee7 wrote:Do you know how long it is in the country for?
About another week, assuming the weather doesn't cause too many lost days (Ha!)

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Mike » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:42 pm

I hope Donald doesn't mind me hijacking his thread but here's one that was taken by Ian Adams on Friday morning. Only one lift was completed before the wind became too strong for the operation to continue, posted with Ian's permission. :thumb:

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by calmac » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:47 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know for how much longer the skycrane helicopter will be working in the Keith/Dufftown area for?

Thanks

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by retro11 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm

The Skycrane is now finished its ops up here and was flown back to Montrose on Monday past ( 12/02) lifted on the the ship and the rotors removed for transit back home
i assume Cheers DD

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Re: An American Skycrane in Scotland

Post by Bobbybefc » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:49 pm

:D

Gutted just noticed this post- wish I had paid more attention and maybe would have been able to head up to Scotland to see her. maybe next time.

Bob :cry:

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