The only shade was under the Chinook at Sierra Vista

N949CH Chinook helicopter
Helimax’s N949CH at Sierra Vista, Arizona. Photo by Jerry Messinger.

Jerry Messinger sent us this photo of N949CH, one of HeliMax’s CH-47’s at Sierra Vista, Arizona. He said it is on an exclusive use contract and has already flown about 75 hours on fires in the Southwest this spring. It is very dry there, he said.

Those large rotor blades can provide a little shade on a hot day.

The weather prediction for Sierra Vista today, 96 degrees, 6 percent RH, with southwest winds gusting to 27 mph. For Friday, Red Flag Warning with winds gusting to 45 mph. And zero percent chance of rain.

One thought on “The only shade was under the Chinook at Sierra Vista”

  1. TUCSON 103 DEG . ,TODAY; AND TOMORROW EVIL RED FLAG WARNING . HOPE NO ONE TOSSES OUT A LIT CIGARETTE!
    LET’S GET MORE OF THESE HELOS AND FIXED WING AIRCRAFT ,FLYING!!

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