Collectors in Flight: Jack Erickson Shares His Still-Flying Warbird Collection

Jack Erickson is an aviation icon. The founder of Erickson Aviation transformed the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane into the Erickson Aircrane, a huge heavy-lift helicopter that has become a heralded platform for remote timber harvesting, aerial firefighting, and more unconventional jobs.

Erickson is also the man behind the fabulous Erickson Aircraft Collection. Located in picturesque Madras, Oregon, the collection is focused on World War II–era warbirds including rare examples found in few other museums. There are pre- and post-war aircraft as well, nearly 30 in total, all of which fly.

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Photo by Rodrigo Rodriguez on Unsplash (Not featured in Jack Erickson Warbird Collection.)