Erickson Air-Crane arrives at Essendon
On 27/11/20, a Sikorsky S64-E (N243AC) arrived at Essendon for the Victorian firefighting season. It has been almost a year since this aircraft was based in Essendon, so there was some excitement among Melbourne spotters. N243AC is one of a few choppers that arrived by ship from Greece. The other aircraft will be based in various parts of Victoria such as Moorabbin and Bendigo.
Nicknamed "Marty", this S64-E will be on contract from the 2nd of December and undergo training flights in preparation to protect Victorians during the bushfire season. Hopefully, there are fewer call-outs this season for Marty and the crew.