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Old Photo.Fanatic
8th Mar 2018, 16:04

An urgent appeal.

I am tying to find out the Scottish area where The Skycrane is working in Scotland helping to lift and deliver large power pylons.
Does anyone know the where it is working.?

Within the safety confines I am looking to maybe visit and take some action Pics.
SSE Engineering Tel Number is a Call centre and could not help without a possible post code in the area of the "Action"

With thanks for any help.

8th Mar 2018, 16:13
Sorry OPF, it completed its task nearly a month ago and has left these shores by boat... :(

8th Mar 2018, 19:19
It was near Dufftown.

8th Mar 2018, 19:33
I know videos are no substitute for a good photograph, but I found some action shots of the S-64 in action in Scotland:

SSEN - "Flying into Pole Position" - Vimeo

YouTube user Torque137 has several videos of the maneuvers. Here are two:

Skycrane in Scotland

Skycrane Test Flight

8th Mar 2018, 19:53
Slightly off topic but a couple of Chinooks flew a little off shore East to West in Hastings on Wednesday. Ruffled the seagulls feathers and rattled the window panes. Great sight and sound.

8th Mar 2018, 19:58
It will be back..sometime.

8th Mar 2018, 23:40
Come visit Oz in the summer, always here fighting fires.

galaxy flyer
9th Mar 2018, 00:11
How do they move the Skycranes around?


9th Mar 2018, 04:26
Usually by ship.

9th Mar 2018, 05:15
A very versatile machine. Reminds me of Thunderbird 2 :)

Old Photo.Fanatic
9th Mar 2018, 13:21
Thanks to all who responded .
For future reference, if it returns to another remote location I would appreciate a "Heads Up" if possible.