Type 1 Helicopter
Cruise Speed: 154mph Gallon
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
Crew: Pilot and Co-pilot
This aircraft is used primarily for external cargo and water bucket operations. In the late 1950s and early 1960s the U.S. Navy worked with Sikorsky Aircraft to create a very high performance helicopter with the latest technologies. The aircraft uses two large twin turbine engines and a boat-type hull with retractable landing gear. The S-61 requires a two person crew to fly it, but can carry a large number of passengers. Today the S-61 is used extensively for logging operations in the commercial sector.