the Huey in AUS
the number 277 on the side indicates that its used mainly for fire fighting with a bambi bucket set up. For some reason they have all the aircraft fire fighting have numbers on them - I dont know why.
its on high skids and has a hook - so it would use a bambi bucket, the skids are not heigh enough really to use a tank underneath - it may fit but I don't know.
Its also a single so in the restricted category.
I beleive the fire contracts to be quite lucrative - have never been involved in them and my company doesn't do them either.
if you put a good paint job on any aircraft, keep it clean and hangared, its going to look REAL good for a long time. Ours, we work them, they don't live in hangers - most only see a hangar when they come in for maintenance. Sure Rotors are not cheap, but on the right contracts and low overheads, they a can make a $$$
Moments before you die, your life will flash before your eyes - make sure the film is worth watching - my Grandad
Don't go gentle into the long final good night from which no man has yet returned.
He'd swear a lot, dance on the log cards, piss in Johnny's beer and head off to the nearest bar 🍷