20 December 2014: Sikorsky Skycrane N154AC ‘Georgia Peach’ delivered to Serpentine Airfield

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N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen about to take-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Hans Fairhurst - used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen about to take-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Hans Fairhurst – used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen taking-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Hans Fairhurst - used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen taking-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Hans Fairhurst – used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen taking-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Hans Fairhurst - used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at North Quay, Fremantle Port – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen taking-off from Number 1 Berth at North Quay, Fremantle, to fly to Jandakot for refuelling. It departed Jandakot at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Hans Fairhurst – used with permission.
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen refuelling, shortly after arriving from Fremantle Port, having arrived by sea. It departed at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen refuelling, shortly after arriving from Fremantle Port, having arrived by sea. It departed at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014. This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Jandakot Airport – Sat 20 December 2014.
This arrived by sea at Fremantle and was flown to Jandakot for refuelling. It is seen here departing at 9:44am to Serpentine Airfield, where it will be based. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Matt Hayes
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Mike Severn
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Mike Severn
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014. Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC. Photo © Scott Palmer
N154AC Sikorsky S-64E Skycrane (MSN 64-037), named ‘Georgia Peach’, of Erickson Air-Crane at Serpentine Airfield – Sat 20 December 2014.
Seen shortly after arriving at Serpentine from Fremantle Port via Jandakot. Under contract to the WA Government on firefighting duties for the 2014/2015 season. Built in 1967. Delivered to the US Army in February 1968 as 68-18435, as a CH-54A Tarhe. Last served with 1160 Aviation Company, Georgia Army National Guard. Retired from military service in late 1980s. On 26 March 1992, registered to Erickson Air Crane Co, Central Point, Oregon, USA as N154AC.
Photo © Scott Palmer

3 thoughts on “20 December 2014: Sikorsky Skycrane N154AC ‘Georgia Peach’ delivered to Serpentine Airfield

  • July 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm
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    While these may create ‘good television’, what an utterly crazy waste of fire fighting dollars given the hideous cost of operating these Ericksons.
    Little wonder the FESA budget went up by 10.4% in the latest State budget. It would all be less horrible if they were reasonably effective firefighting tools which it seems they are not.
    Putting the same dollars into fuel reduction burning would be far more cost effective fire protection.

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  • January 1, 2017 at 1:44 am
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    Georgia Guard retired their CH54’s in 1993. 68-18435 also held the world record for helicopter altitude for many years at 35,000 feet. Two Sikorsky test pilots climbed until both engines flamed out. I was the property book officer and maintenance officer/test pilot who turned over two skycranes to erickson, one being 435, hence the “Georgia Peach” nickname.

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    • January 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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      Hi Dan,
      Many thanks for sharing that interesting snippet about N154AC ‘Georgia Peach’.
      She is again based here in Western Australia for the 2016-17 bushfire season and there are some recent pics under December 2016 in the Aircraft Photos section of our website.
      Kind Regards,
      David

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