Aircraft Photo of NC92803 | Sikorsky S-51 | HAT - Helicopter Air Transport | AirHistory.net #351246
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:NC92803
Fleetnumber:2
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-51
C/n (msn):5105
Operator / Titles:HAT - Helicopter Air Transport
Location
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
 
Photo Date:1 December 1946 to 21 March 1947
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID: 351246
Photo Comment

HAT was the world's first commercial helicopter operator. The S-51 appears to be NC92803 which was delivered to the company from Camden, New Jersey, in September 1946. Air mail trials were flown in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia the following winter. A mail van is waiting on the right but we don't know where this photo was taken - do you? HAT filed for bankruptcy in October 1947. NC92803 went to the US Coast Guard as an HO3S, 233. It is now preserved in the Evergreen museum, Oregon. Photo from: Nationaal Archief (Netherlands)

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