search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
Summit bought the Sikorsky S-58T in 2005 because it had the lift capability to go out and make money. It’s also a standard category aircraft that enables it to be utilized in congested downtown areas. This particular airframe is famous for being a TV star from the ‘80s show Riptide. In the show, the S-58 was portrayed as a troublesome wreck of an aircraft with the nickname “Screaming Mimi.” In reality, it was a well-maintained S-58T that looked terrible on the outside with its pink paint and a shark mouth on the nose. After the show, the helicopter was stored by its owner and then sold to Texas-based 5 State Helicopters, where it was overhauled and repainted with its current burnt-orange paint scheme.


After Summit acquired its S-58T, it has worked continuously as a heavy lift and construction aircraft. “We’ve had great luck with the S-58T,” Woodaman said. “Even though it’s an older aircraft, Sikorsky over- engineered the airframe and drive train.” In the early 1970s, the S-58T was re-engined from a large single-piston round motor to the current PT6T-3 Twin-Pac turbine engine. This brought the aircraft up to date. Even today, this engine is well-known for its reliability and power. The S-58T routinely out-lifts a Bell 212 or 205 Huey. “It’s a great machine,” Woodaman said. “We can still get parts and support for it, and we have great maintenance folks who maintain it, including an incredible mechanic who has been working on the S-58 for nearly 50 years. We fly it with two pilots and the bird generally burns about 100 gallons an hour. I don’t see a need to replace it, and honestly there isn’t anything that can lift this much at nearly the right price point.”


now part of


R8100 System Analyzer Expandable & Upgradable: All Firmware User/Field Updatable!


Features • 45 sec boot-up time


• 150 W maximum RF power meter input


• FM, AM, P25 Phase I & II, DMR, NXDN, dPMR, TETRA (DMO & TMO), PTC


HAI #5505


ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100 Rev D 800-527-2581/214-320-9770


dallasavionics.com


• P25 AutoTune, Automated Radio Test & Alignment


• 1 MHz to 3 GHz • Full Span Spectrum Analyzer to 3GHz


rotorcraftpro.com


55


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92