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.
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.
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
https://ericksoninc.com/services/commer ... -fighting/
Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane
Serial Number: 64064
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=N217AC
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/ph ... 036:1.html
https://www.airliners.net/search?regist ... ual=N217AC
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