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Siller Sky Crane on Vail Mountain


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I have been so busy at work that this photo is a couple of weeks old, but I really like how it turned out. This is a Siller Sky Crane installing the new gondola towers on Vail Mountain. It may be one of the best ones I have ever taken, I really like the background! Enjoy!


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Nice picture!


Looks nothing like a CH-53 looks like a sky crane...


You must have never worked on a CH-53D before. It has a similar but slightly narrower nose/cockpit section of CH-53D, along with the main rotor head, main gearbox, and blade design. Actually they share many of the same major parts, since it was designed along side the CH-53D, the Sikorsky designation of the Sky Crane being the S-64, and the CH-53A being the S-65. Seeing one fly looks, and sounds like a CH-53D, missing the fuselage/cabin section.

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