On a roll with the “ones that got away” apparently! This morning I got some long awaited close-up shots of a Sikorsky S-92 “Helibus” of Cougar Helicopters.
The S-92 is commonly seen of the Atlantic Coast of Canada shuttling men and supplies between offshore Oil Platforms. This is the same type of helicopter and Company involved in a very public and controversial accident on March 12, 2009.
Sikorsky received FAA certification for the S-92 in December 2002 and nearly 129 are currently in service around the World.
With a passenger capacity of nineteen, a number of safety enhancements like engine burst containment and advanced avionics it is a versatile and reliable platform in all weather.