Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:12 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:00 pm 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Posts: 937
Location: Westchester New York
Image
S-60 Model at New England Air Museum

_________________
Andrew King
Air Museum Director with no Museum to Direct
Open to Suggestions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:12 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:28 am
Posts: 1861
Location: massachusetts
Can Kaman help in any way?

_________________
" I am a nobody in aviation, but somebody to my family."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:43 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 4679
Location: Stratford, CT.
whistlingdeathcorsairs wrote:
Can Kaman help in any way?
Don't see why they would. If it were a Kaman helicopter we were working on Im sure that'd be different.

_________________
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

Dedicated to the preservation and education of The Sikorsky Memorial Airport

CASC Blog Page: http://ctair-space.blogspot.com/
Warbird Wear: http://warbirdwear.com/

Chicks Dig Warbirds.......right?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:56 am 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Posts: 937
Location: Westchester New York
Frank,
I'll ,go with Chris on that one. I understand where your coming from, trying to get Connecticut companies to help our and if we can lay our hands on a Husky than I would hope they would consider some support. In my design for our (Hopefully very Soon) visitors center, I have made sure to include Kaman and his contributions to the aviation community.

If anyone inclined to donate or knows anyone who might be interested they can do so via paypal -
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F5G2CA5K5BTNC
or a check can be sent to:
Connecticut Air & Space Center
For the S-60 Restoration
Sniffens Lane/P.O.Box 1293
Stratford, CT 06615-1293

Lastly if you would like a T-shirt, Warbird Wear will donate a percentage to go back to funding the restoration of this historic bird.
http://www.redbubble.com/people/warbirdwear/t-shirts/6690559-1-sikorsky-s-60-restoration
Image

_________________
Andrew King
Air Museum Director with no Museum to Direct
Open to Suggestions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:36 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:28 am
Posts: 1861
Location: massachusetts
the only reason i ask of kaman is that one time my father dealt with them,( over pt boats.) They had a packard engine sitting in the yard. My father befriended them and they help him to have it. They used cranes and everything and couldn't have been nicer, all for free. Never hurts to ask but if you feel that their tied up i understand

_________________
" I am a nobody in aviation, but somebody to my family."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:39 pm 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Posts: 937
Location: Westchester New York
The Connecticut Air and Space Center's representative, Charlie Vesterman, Project Director of the S-60, attended the Orlando Helicopter Expo thanks to some tickets I arranged from my friends at Erickson. Charlie was able to do quite a bit of networking and the guys from Erickson are really nice guys. Charlie is a Sikorsky retiree and worked on the Skycrane as a line chief.

Moral of the story here is to get out and talk to people, you never know who you will meet or where it will lead.
Image
Erickson Air Crane Booth - Helicopter Expo Orlando FL, Charlie Vesterman S-60 Restoration Director (in the print shirt)

_________________
Andrew King
Air Museum Director with no Museum to Direct
Open to Suggestions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:50 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 4679
Location: Stratford, CT.
Now THATS awesome! On and upward. 8)

_________________
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

Dedicated to the preservation and education of The Sikorsky Memorial Airport

CASC Blog Page: http://ctair-space.blogspot.com/
Warbird Wear: http://warbirdwear.com/

Chicks Dig Warbirds.......right?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:31 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:28 am
Posts: 1861
Location: massachusetts
Warbird Kid wrote:
Now THATS awesome! On and upward. 8)


whats the show looking like for may chris?

_________________
" I am a nobody in aviation, but somebody to my family."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:28 pm 
Offline
Long Time Member
Long Time Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:13 pm
Posts: 5165
Location: Minnesota, USA
Cherrybomber13 wrote:
The Connecticut Air and Space Center's representative, Charlie Vesterman, Project Director of the S-60, attended the Orlando Helicopter Expo thanks to some tickets I arranged from my friends at Erickson. Charlie was able to do quite a bit of networking and the guys from Erickson are really nice guys. Charlie is a Sikorsky retiree and worked on the Skycrane as a line chief.

Moral of the story here is to get out and talk to people, you never know who you will meet or where it will lead.
Image
Erickson Air Crane Booth - Helicopter Expo Orlando FL, Charlie Vesterman S-60 Restoration Director (in the print shirt)




Drew, did you catch the latest about HAI at KOSH this July?

http://www.airventure.org/news/2011/110309_hai.html

(Who woulda' thought flingwings would get this much attention? :wink: )

Of course, once you attend you'll be jaded for life...might as well just move the whole S-60 project to the upper midwest. :axe:

_________________
It was a good idea, it just didn't work.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:46 am 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Posts: 937
Location: Westchester New York
Work Continues on the S-60. The major part of the current efforts have been going into going over blueprints and creating an attack plan. The main spar from the 56 that have is being used to fix the broken spar from the S-60. Much work on removing her spar has been going on behind closed doors.

Image
S-60 repairs continue by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

Image
S-60 repairs continue by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

_________________
Andrew King
Air Museum Director with no Museum to Direct
Open to Suggestions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:54 am 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:51 pm
Posts: 4600
Location: Cheshire, CT
Warbird Kid wrote:
whistlingdeathcorsairs wrote:
Can Kaman help in any way?
Don't see why they would. If it were a Kaman helicopter we were working on Im sure that'd be different.


Actually, Kaman might not be a bad one to seek some assistance from, since they are currently partners with Sikorsky and build the cockpit sections of the Black Hawk!
Jerry

_________________
"Always remember that, when you enter the ocean or the forest, you are no longer at the top of the food chain."
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 3:32 pm 
Offline
3000+ Post Club
3000+ Post Club
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:54 am
Posts: 4679
Location: Stratford, CT.
Jerry O'Neill wrote:
Actually, Kaman might not be a bad one to seek some assistance from, since they are currently partners with Sikorsky and build the cockpit sections of the Black Hawk!
Jerry
Did not know that! Now I know. And knowing is half the battle. Boy I wish we could get that Huskie down for the show! 8)

_________________
Keep Em' Flying,
Christopher Soltis

Dedicated to the preservation and education of The Sikorsky Memorial Airport

CASC Blog Page: http://ctair-space.blogspot.com/
Warbird Wear: http://warbirdwear.com/

Chicks Dig Warbirds.......right?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:30 am 
Offline
Group Captain
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:48 pm
Posts: 937
Location: Westchester New York
This past week marks an important milestone. The sucessful first public appearance of the S-60 Crew Cab at the 2011 Wings&Wheels Airshow at Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Charlie Vesterman and Bill Fickes have been working hard to make visible progress on the project. Our new shop painter Otis is planning on refinishing some of the large covers from the mid section that were not damaged in the accident so as soon as the process starts Ill have photos available.

Image
Upright on the rear starboard side and been cut, stress relived and new parts made, heat treated and replaced. by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/cherrybomb13/5763463469/]
Image[/url]
S-60 Repairs 5/11 by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

Image
Co-Pilots door frame has been stress reliefed and patched by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

Image
Co-pilots deck repairs. New frames have been hand formend and are clecoed in place. Next will go for heat treating after final tweaks. by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

_________________
Andrew King
Air Museum Director with no Museum to Direct
Open to Suggestions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:02 am 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:28 am
Posts: 1861
Location: massachusetts
so much work! Can't wait to get back there! :D

_________________
" I am a nobody in aviation, but somebody to my family."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:47 pm 
Offline
Former Lurker

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:39 pm
Posts: 2
Love my first visit to the CASC on Saturday. Great group of mission-minded individuals who love their work. Let me know how I can contribute to the restoration of the s-60, as I will be moving about 11.5 hours closer to Connecticut in a couple months.

Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group