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Sierra West Airlines
Shorts 330-200(F)
Toledo Express Airport (TOL/KTOL)
USA - Ohio, June 12, 2020
E. Jones
Registration/Serial No. | Remarks & Notes
N173ZZ / N179ZZ (cn SH3116) Two former USFS Shorts C-23A Sherpa’s seen at KTOL. Both of these were delivered to the USAF in 1985 with serial numbers 84-0462 and 84-0469. Later, they were operated by the USDA Forest Service Fire & Aviation Management and delivered Smoke Jumpers to fight wild fires. Now it will be used to haul freight for local air carrier Career Aviation Co. dba Sierra West Airlines.

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S. Bak September 12, 2020 at 03:15PM Rating: 10
Great photo of my former girls E. Jones.rn rncn SH3116 = 84-0469 - N173Z now N173ZZrncn SH3109 = 84-0462 - N179Z now N179ZZrnrnThese ladies were with the US Forest Service as Smokejumper aircraft for 29 years (1991-2020). I had the privilege of flying them for 22 of those years, mostly N179Z. They've been really reliable aircraft supporting the Smokejumpers in a low level, high risk mission profile. I'm pleased to see that they will continue to fly and provide reliable service to the freight industry for years to come. Thank you for posting and sharing your photo here. rnrn

Cole Goldberg June 23, 2020 at 07:05PM Rating: 10
Wow nice! Pretty cool to see these Shorts still sporting the UAS Logo.