By Chris McDaniel
The Courier 

'They're Approaching the Tyrannosaur Paddock'

Tyrannosaur Fossils Airlifted from Valley County Badlands


October 20, 2021

Courier Photo by Chris McDaniel

Pilot Rob Sperry of Billings Flying Service on Saturday looks down at a 10,000 pound payload containing the remains of a Tyrannosaur, attempting to get into the exact position to allow ground crew to hook up the precious cargo.

Hovering directly above the remains of a tyrannosaurid discovered in the Badlands of Valley County, helicopter pilot Rob Sperry needed to remain stationary as archaeologist Josh Chase connected a steel cable hanging from the Chinook to the steel f...

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