Sandy (my sister) and her husband own a small (very small) airport in Marlboro, MA. Tuesday and yesterday were big days for them. An Erickson Sky-Crane stopped by to refuel during a job upgrading a nearby TV tower.
This monster attracted a lot of attention and Sandy tells me there were about 40 cars parked around the airport when she got there yesterday. Lots of little kids got to tour the cockpit.
To read about it in the Metrowest Daily News (west of Boston, that is), go to their site, here. The photo to the right is from that article and that's Sandy's husband walking toward the orange dragonfly.
The Sky-Crane left late in the day yesterday to fly west to fight forest fires in Oregon.
For a picture of the Sky-Crane for kids to color, go here.