54A Tarhe (civil designation S-64A) for the US Army and allocated military serial 67-18420. It was delivered to the US Army in August 1967, serving with the following units:
273 Aviation Company; 273 Assault Support Helicopter Company “Superhooks”; 478 Heavy Helicopter Company “Hurricanes”; 62 Aviation Company; 85 Division Training; NASA, Langley Field (loaned in 1973); 478 Aviation Company (Heavy Helicopter); Pennsylvania National Guard. Stored at the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Centre (AMARC), at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona until 8 April 1994 it was sold to Lenair Corp, and registered N22696 on 27 June 1994. On 23 January 1997, it was re-registered as N544CH to Columbia Helicopters International. On 2 December 2002 it was sold to Erickson Air-Crane Inc. and reregistered as N243AC on 10 January 2003. It was converted to an S-64E in October 2010.
Photo © Matt Hayes (taken with permission of aircrew)[/caption]