Aviation Historian 22
P.Davidson - Off the Beaten Track...
With everything of possible use as spares removed, Sikorsky CH-54A Tarhe c/n 64031 looks even more insect-like than when complete. Built for the US Army as 67-18429, this helicopter was later given the American civil registration N429C and sold to Siller Helicopters of Yuba City, where it resides in the company’s “boneyard”. Note how the original outriggers, now rare and valuable items, have been replaced with simple girders.
In the comparatively jolly colours of Siller Helicopters is CH-54A Tarhe c/n 64013, originally 66-18411, later N2268L. To get a bird’s-eye view of this insect graveyard on Google Earth, enter the coordinates N39.0977, W121.7202 into the Search box.