N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

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Brian
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N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

Post by Brian » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:34 am

N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane

Protecting San Diego County one water drop at a time.
Follow SkyMaverick every move on Twitter and tag #SkyMaverick for a shout-out.
The aircraft based at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.
As the largest helitanker in the country, it keeps a busy schedule & has already responded to more local wildfires this year than all of 2017.

https://twitter.com/SkyMaverickSDGE

https://twitter.com/SDGE

Flight Tracking:
N217AC - 1968 - Erickson S-64E - Serial Number: 64064 - (ADS-B)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N217AC
https://planefinder.net/flight/N217AC
https://planefinder.net/data/aircraft/N217AC
https://www.flightradar24.com/N217AC
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/N217AC
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/N217AC
https://opensky-network.org/aircraft-pr ... o24=A1D386
https://www.planemapper.com

SDG&E have re-upped the contract for the #Aircrane (9th yr) and expanded the time it’s stationed here to 365 days a year for dispatch by CALFIRESANDIEGO whenever it’s needed to protect our region.
This massive machine can drop 2,650 gallons = five fire engines.
https://twitter.com/SDGE/status/1037411089309347841

SDG&E adds nation’s largest water-dropping helicopter to fire force
https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/09/05/sdg ... elicopter/
https://timesofsandiego.com/business/20 ... re-season/

Video: SDG&E’s Aircrane Facing Challenging Fire Season in San Diego
http://www.sdgenews.com/article/video-s ... -san-diego

Erickson Air-Crane
https://ericksoninc.com/services/commer ... -fighting/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erickson_Inc.
https://twitter.com/ericksoninc
https://www.facebook.com/EricksonInc/
https://www.instagram.com/ericksonincorporated/
https://ericksoninc.com/about/photo-gallery/

Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikorsky_S-64_Skycrane

N217AC
S64E
Serial Number: 64064
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=N217AC

Photos:
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/ph ... 036:1.html
https://www.airliners.net/search?regist ... ual=N217AC
https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N217AC
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/n217ac

mike
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Re: N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

Post by mike » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Possible base frequency of 151.625 PL 179.9

Brian
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N237AC - Helitanker - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

Post by Brian » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:12 pm

N237AC - (Does not have ADS-B)
Current location: Seattle, Washington.
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Re: N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

Post by Brian » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:34 am

SkyMaverick went north to get some new paint on the helicopter. It be back in about 6 weeks.

SkyMaverick @SkyMaverickSDGE
Jan 2
New year, new me. I’m taking a quick trip up the California coast to a shop that’s going to give me a fresh coat of paint.
https://twitter.com/SkyMaverickSDGE/sta ... 3994232833

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SkyMaverick helicopter make over photos! - January 30,2020
Change can be hard but this is exciting! SkyMaverick wanted to take you on SkyMaverick journey to a new SkyMaverick.
Check out how SkyMaverick N217AC had to strip down to start the process.
SkyMaverick miss sunny San Diego but SkyMaverick will be home soon!
https://twitter.com/SkyMaverickSDGE/sta ... 2029744128

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N217AC Progress is underway - photos
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https://twitter.com/SkyMaverickSDGE/sta ... 8113391616

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Re: N217AC - Helitanker 729 - SkyMaverick - Erickson Air-Crane - SDG&E - San Diego County

Post by Brian » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:34 am

N217AC updated photos in the above post

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