Friday, August 14, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: Erickson Air-Crane S-64F "Elvis" Arrives

Photo courtesy of Adam Badger (Erickson Air-Crane S-64 "Elvis)
For the first time at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 Erickson Air-Crane S-64 "Elvis" arrives at EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the first time on Monday, July 27, 2009. Erickson Air-Crane S-64 Aircrane Helicopter is a powerful and efficient aerial platform. Erickson Air-Crane S-64 Aircrane is the only purpose-built flying crane in existence. The heavy-duty, twin-engined rotorcraft is the best aerial firefighting helicopter available. Erickson Air-Crane S-64 has saved 1,500+ homes.

Some of Erickson Air-Crane S-64F "Elvis" Specifications
Engine: 2 Pratt and Whitney jftd12a-4a
Maximum Gross Weight: 47,000 pounds
Maximum Hook Weight: 25,000 pounds
Maximum Cruise Speed: 104 knots
Maximum Range: 240 miles
Single Engine Limit: 4,800 SHP
Maximum Power Available: 9,600 SHP

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