Sikorsky Skycrane.

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Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby Freewheeling » Tue Jan 28 2020, 08:09

If Erickson are building new machines, as in they are selling some to Korea and Spain.
How much do they cost?
Does anyone know?
Why doesn’t our government buy some?
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby ALS » Tue Jan 28 2020, 08:21

Erickson have had a formal relationship with Ray Cronin and Kestrel Aviation for many years. Rotary wing capabilities aren't typically bought by the government, they're leased as required.
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby Friendly Black Dog » Tue Jan 28 2020, 08:45

That would generally be true, however, the RFS in NSW now own at least 1 BK and 1 squirrel from a rotary point of view and I think maybe an interest in some large fixed wing assets.

Strange times are these...happy to be corrected
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby Hello Pilots » Tue Jan 28 2020, 11:08

And that has what to do with the price of an air crane.
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby hand in pants » Thu Jan 30 2020, 01:27

RFS should be the last agency buying and operating any aircraft. They don't have the experience or the knowledge. They need to be the contract issuer and that's all.
Leave aviation operations to aviation professionals, not fire fighters.
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby Hello Pilots » Sat Feb 1 2020, 02:22

“Fire fighters” LOL. You spelt starters wrong
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby hand in pants » Tue Feb 4 2020, 04:23

Hello Pilots, cruel, very cruel..........................
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Re: Sikorsky Skycrane.

Postby Hello Pilots » Tue Feb 4 2020, 19:47

hand in pants wrote:Hello Pilots, cruel, very cruel..........................


In reference to my previous comment.
From my experiences this fire season, bang on the money.

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