This moment when looking at the flying plane you have no clue what it is called. Well, do not worry because some even very experienced pilots and even the experts of aviation sometimes tend the same.
Above in the picture… well we know what it is because we are told. But even if it wasn’t the photo under the sun then it could be
Why is it indecisive? Abbreviated version of history:
The helicopter was designed in 1955. by Tool Company’s Aicraft Division (laterHughes Helicopters) as Hughes 269. In the years 1957-58, there was a version for the U.S. Army YHO-2 (5 machines) which this however they did not purchase but bought 792 pcs. in the years 1964-1967 under the name of TH-55A Osage. In 1964, Hughes introduced on market the 269B model. In the fuselage minimal changes but inside – 3 seats. It was then named Hughes 300. In 1984, the company acquired an American corporation MCDonnell Douglas to sell a helicopter two years later to company Schweizer Aircraft. The latter has made many – over 250, but minor tweaks without much impact on the original design and obtained from the FAA a type certificate as Schweizer-Hughes 300C to change the name soon afterwards, Schweizer 300C. In 2004, Schweizer company was bought by the American company Sikorsky Aircraft which changed helicopter name to Sikorsky 300C and in 2009 year on Sikorsky S-300C. And the compant Sikorsky Aircraft was in July 2015. bought by another American giant- Lockheed Martin, so we look forward to the next name.
Other curiosities – at the very beginning of his career in 1964, Hughes 269 (because it was this times its name) established a record of endurance-101 hours Nieprzerwalnie in the air. Of course, enough to give him the fuel did not enough even if he flew only “downhill” so every now and then he had to refuel. He did in the hangs of the Earth. But because nobody did not want to look so long with attention to the helicopter and probably there was not enough confidence in the pilots are accorded him from underneath skids… eggs. To record each terminating attempt to beat the record by touching the ground.
Hughes 269 despite preliminary setbacks from being introduced into the American army (see. YHU-2) has finally become one of the most widespread training helicopters in the world. In the US, there are air schools that have one hundred and more pieces.
As a highly maneuverable aircraft, it is used to record scenes of film observations or police patrols.
In Australia, the helicopter is used to chase the cattle. Just as they do on the attached video, although this is just the Robinson helicopters.
And visiting us Schweizer 300 CBi with the callsign SP-AYA is the only one in Poland. Piloted by Andrzej Szyszkowski.