Thursday, March 14, 2024

A study in EC-135's

In looking through my pictures, a majority of the Air Medical Helicopters around here fly EC-135 variants. So, here are a few of the ones that have crossed my lens in the last year.

This one is an EC135P1 from Metro Aviation out of Shreveport LA.
One of several PHI birds that come in here. We get EC135's and Bell 407's often enough from PHI.
Another of PHI's medical birds. This one has only been here the one time.

This one is a passenger version. Been down in the islands and Florida but is transiting east to west across the south end of the country and stopped in at KCLL for the night. Trimline flotation packs on it for over water operations.
AirMed12 is our local air medical helicopter. PHI used to have the contract and had this EC135M2+
But now MedTrans has the contract and is operating this EC135M3 out of St Joe's Hospital.
This one is a Flight for Life bird operated by PHI. Don't see this one very often at all.
After emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2019, Bristow Group Aviation bought out ERA helicopters in 2020. They mostly operate S92's and AW139's but they have this EC135 P2+ for passenger transport off shore. Hence the flotation packs on the skids.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Not dead yet

 Well, so I have pretty much ignored this blog for quite a while. Not doing near as much shooting as I used to. At least not guns. I've been shooting a camera a lot these days so maybe I'll use this to post some of my photography as well as shooting goonery.