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

Postby 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

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

Postby mike » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Possible base frequency of 151.625 PL 179.9


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