Air Pictorial 1977-11
P.Cooper - Heli-Lift at Jeddah
Carson Helicopters Sikorsky S-58T N870 flying over Jeddah Docks towards the south landing zone with cement dust trailing from its slung load of 2 tons of bagged cement. Cable is 120 ft. long
Stevedore's view of S-58T N47781 about to deposit its load of forty cement bags on the landing zone at Jeddah Port, 20th April 1977
S-58T N90935 takes off to continue unloading cement from the central barge area, while N47781 is temporarily parked awaiting its turn of duty
S-58T N47781 (left) has just lifted off, N90935 is waiting to land and N47782 is taking on fuel at the Carson Helicopters base at Jeddah Port, 18th April 1977
S-58T N870 awaits its pilot at the Carson base.
Latest addition to the Carson fleet is this ex-French A F. H-34A, now S-58T N126W, seen awaiting its pilot at its operating base on 18th April 1977
Same helicopter, same time and place
As N94523 takes off from the helicopter base a ground crew man pays out the long cable to ensure that it does not become tangled during lift-off
Left: S-58T N47782 swings into wind and prepares to release its load of bagged cement at the north landing zone. Centre : N47781 about to release its cement while trainee pilot looks out from the left-hand seat (pilot on right). Vehicles in the background convey the cement to various destinations. Right: N90939 about to deposit a pack of cement on the south landing zone, while N90935 hovers nearby and N94523 returns to a barge for another pick-up. Note the quantity of 2-ton cement packs awaiting road transportation
N90940 at the Jeddah helicopter base with a second S-58T approaching from the left
S-58T N90936 seen undergoing routine maintenance at Jeddah in October 1976