Smithsonian Channel Airs New Series, “Impossible Repairs” featuring the Erickson S-64

Impossible Repairs featuring the Erickson S-64 launches in the US and Canada on the Smithsonian Channel on Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Episode 1 – “Heli-Logging”

Mike Davidson climbs aboard the Erickson S-64 Air Crane® helicopter—one of the biggest, most durable, and versatile helicopters in the world. This workhorse of the sky — named Lucille — takes Mike 160 miles north of Seattle, Washington to harvest timber from one of the world’s most rugged and hard-to-reach forests in the heart of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. The mission is to pull millions of pounds of timber out of the woods and onto logging trucks arriving in just five days. Alongside the helicopter’s specialized crew, Mike gains unprecedented access to this incredible heli-logging operation.