Hemet-Ryan Airport-KHMT home of Top Mud.
USDA Forest Service. EH-1H (69-15858)
Formerly S2F-1 c/n 216
Formerly S2F-1 c/n 527
Standing at the ready.
Former USAf 49-199. Now on display at the Castle Air Museum in California. Used by HVFS as a fire bomber
If anyone knows what a Canadian-registered ski-Otter was doing in southern California please let me know - I'd love to find out!
The second Erickson S64, N164AC, on the ramp at Hemet. Their next assignment was to try and seed deforested areas from the air to try to prevent mudslides
One of a pair of Erickson Skycranes in residence at Hemet on 11/16/03
CDF bird-dog Bronco N429DF in residence at Hemet, 11/16/03