ETL Aviation’s New Helicopter Tug
At the time of this writing, we have not given the tug a name, but are considering many options. If you have a suggestion, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some information about the tug is below.
Engine: Ford 6 cylinder
The new may be overkill for moving our helicopter around, but it much better than the lawn tractor that we used before.
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