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Sikorsky S-62
« on: April 28, 2008, 05:08:15 PM »
Do any of you guys know anything about this helicopter other than it was used by the coast guard?

Let me know if you find any info....

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 05:13:59 PM »
so far can only find info aobut the Sikorsky S-62 was it was only used for the USCG and there was a few built for commercial use
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 05:20:32 PM »
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008, 01:38:10 AM »
thanks for the links G-Man!

there really isn't much information about those out there. In VNY there is one sitting behind the tower and I wonder about them every time I fly over.
Never seen a flying one . . .  :-\
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 07:18:44 AM »
they pretty much look like a single engined seaking
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008, 04:41:28 AM »
We have 3 S62A's here in Australia, what would you like to know about them?

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2008, 05:41:31 AM »
NO WAY! Really?!  :o

How do you like them?
Is it true they are really slow?
Is it true they totally get retreading blade stall when you exceed Vne? (possibly do a snap roll....)
How is the performance past sea level?
I have never seen a performance chart drop off so fast right at 10ft MSL....
(might have something to do with this thng being designed for the NAVY)

Would you say they are a lot of maintenance?
Can you still find parts?

that's it I guess...     ;)
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2008, 01:32:32 AM »
Yes really even!! :o

We like them very much!
88 knots cruise speed.
Not that I have heard....I'm not one of the pilots but I will ask....
I think for there age and size they preform quite well and would be "one" if not "the" most versatile helicopters flying today.

"Would you say they are a lot of maintenance?"
compared to what??

We have a HUGH part inventory just ask me I'll tell you.....( I be sorting threw and cataloging it at present ) and are negotiating another inventory offered to us at the moment.

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2008, 02:52:49 AM »
We have 3 S62A's here in Australia, what would you like to know about them?

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008, 03:54:52 AM »
We have 3 S62A's here in Australia, what would you like to know about them?

 ::eek:: AUSTRALIA ::eek:: ....WOO HOO G'day mate, finally another Aussie in the Coop  ::drinking:: I see you're based in WA, greetings from Sunny Queensland mate ::wave:: ::wave:: !!!!
OH NO---and I thought you were the only one ::complaining: ::complaining:
Does this mean we got to put up with twice as many of ya???? ::loony::

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008, 05:19:09 AM »

"Would you say they are a lot of maintenance?"[/i] compared to what??


Compared to like a Huey, 212, or an AStar.
Oh! and while you're at it, compare it to a boat as well (since it floats) ....  ;) :)

We had our eye on one but they don't seem to perfom well past 10ft MSL looking at the charts.
And if it flies for us, it needs to be able to do fire (perform decent at 5000ft MSL and 30C)
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2008, 11:39:22 PM »
We have 3 S62A's here in Australia, what would you like to know about them?

 ::eek:: AUSTRALIA ::eek:: ....WOO HOO G'day mate, finally another Aussie in the Coop  ::drinking:: I see you're based in WA, greetings from Sunny Queensland mate ::wave:: ::wave:: !!!!
OH NO---and I thought you were the only one ::complaining: ::complaining:
Does this mean we got to put up with twice as many of ya???? ::loony::

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008, 05:51:14 AM »
OH NO---and I thought you were the only one ::complaining: ::complaining:
Does this mean we got to put up with twice as many of ya???? ::loony::

Ya know Airtac--many years ago I thought about emigrating to Australia..

Problem was I didn't have a criminal record..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::they wouldn't let me in..  ::rofl:: ::rofl::

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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008, 10:51:01 AM »
well airtac its either another Ozzie or a Scot take your choice  ::rofl:: ::rofl::
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Re: Sikorsky S-62
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2008, 01:02:11 PM »
OH NO---and I thought you were the only one ::complaining: ::complaining:
Does this mean we got to put up with twice as many of ya???? ::loony::

Ya know Airtac--many years ago I thought about emigrating to Australia..

Problem was I didn't have a criminal record..  ::whistle:: ::whistle::they wouldn't let me in..  ::rofl:: ::rofl::



Shoulda told them you're a helicopter pilot---that's criminal enough ::knockedout:: ::rofl::