Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Postby Calum on Thu 08 Feb 2018, 8:12 pm

"Goliath" has been in country since the start of January assisting with the construction of electricity pylons. Sadly, poor weather delayed the project and it has only been flying since the 2nd of Feb. I managed to spend a few hours photographing it today as it did it's work. It's some machine to watch operating, surprisingly nimble and not nearly as loud as I'd thought.

ImageDSC_0744 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0746 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0757 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0784 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0779 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0786 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0820 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0857 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0868 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0795 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageGoliath by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.

Calum
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Burleysway on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 7:04 am

Interesting machine. Thanks for posting. Also, it’s always nice the see the Aberdenshire countryside :clap:
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Alpha Delta 210 on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 8:29 am

Great set. Thanks very much for sharing.
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby jalfrezi on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 10:25 am

Something different, thanks for sharing these Calum. :up:
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby neville on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 11:10 am

That's not something you see every day, very interesting set of photographs thank you for posting....
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby tuska2 on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 5:07 pm

Very interesting and rare! any idea how long it might be around for?
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Airwolfhound on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 5:56 pm

What a beast, thanks for posting :-)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24874528@N04/

Agile, mobile and hostile ;-)
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Fri 09 Feb 2018, 6:53 pm

Nice, I think this would go nicely in the "Working helicopters" thread in the themed photos area :up: :up: :tongue:
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Sorry Goose, but its time to Buzz the tower...

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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Calum on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 12:44 am

Thank you for all the comments so far. I'll be sure to post them in the working helicopters thread! I believe that the helo is heading to meet a ship on Monday to be transported back to the states.
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby tuska2 on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 8:59 am

Thanks for the reply Calum, shame its not staying longer, in 55 years of this hobby I've never even seen one, let alone operating! Again,great pics!
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Skyflash on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 9:39 am

Awesome! Where about is it operating - my brother lives in Aberdeen, I could always pretend that I want to go visit him... :grin:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby ArabJazzie on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:09 am

Great set of pics there Calum, just winds me up that wee bit more that i couldnt see it working! :lol: My cloud had an A93 shaped silver lining though! :biggrin:

Skyflash wrote:Awesome! Where about is it operating - my brother lives in Aberdeen, I could always pretend that I want to go visit him... :grin:


Its been working in the Huntly/Dufftown area. I have heard that it has more that proved its worth and should be back over the next few years.
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52 in a year! We must be certifiable!
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby redbearing on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 11:43 am

Amazing set, as said so different :clap: :clap:
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby alanp on Sat 10 Feb 2018, 2:33 pm

Great to see some shots of it working. Is it joining the ship at Montrose as per its arrival?
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby farnboroughrob on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 4:33 pm

Wow never though you would ever see a Skycrane in the UK, must be 40 years since the last visit. Before my time but I think one visited Middle wallop in the early 70's.
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire

Postby Calum on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 3:45 pm

Thanks once again for all the comments. "Goliath" arrived in the port of Montrose this afternoon for onward transport back to the US. Thankfully I managed to make it down to capture the arrival. Weather was great and the crew obliged with a couple of low passes prior to landing.

ImageDSC_0916 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0923 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0925 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0932 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0943 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0950 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr

ImageDSC_0955 by Calum Linnen, on Flickr
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Postby tuska2 on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 8:44 pm

The whole story! very nicely done, and greatly appreciated, cheers! and as for the top side passes, wow!
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Postby steved on Wed 14 Feb 2018, 7:51 am

Brilliant set of pictures. Really great to see one in action and in beautiful weather. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Postby BFM on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 1:55 pm

Fantastic sets , an amazing helicopter to see and photograph working.
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Re: Erickson Air-Crane "Goliath" Aberdeenshire **Updated**

Postby alanp on Sat 17 Feb 2018, 7:17 pm

Nice one Calum
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