@ San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA
Shot with my pre-DSLR Panasonic DMC-FZ30 during the 2006 Vertical Challenge helicopter airshow put on by the Hiller Aviation Museum. This Sikorsky started life in the Luftwaffe as a H-34G in 1957 before finding its way back to Sikorsky and being upgraded to S-58T configuration and sold to civilian operators for cargo lift operations. This aircraft was lost in a 2011 accident where the helicopter struck the side of a building during a lift. The S-58T is a commercial conversion to turboshaft power using Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines with distinctive twin air intakes in a new nose. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, S-58T turbine-powered helicopters were operated by New York Helicopters in scheduled passenger airline service between JFK and the NYC heliport. Panasonic DMC-FZ30, processed with Aperture.