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For Sale……………….

Bell 206 BIII Jet Ranger Helicopter for sale

Key Features

  • High Skids with Flight Steps
  • 3500 hours TT
  • Fresh Annual (11/2016)
  • New Airwolf TT Straps (11/2016)
  • Overhauled Turbine (09/2016)
  • Particle Separator
  • Engine Re-light System
  • Night Scanner
  • Baggage Compartment Extender
  • Deluxe Avionics Console
  • Automatic Door openers
  • Maintenance Steps and Handles

 

Avionics

  • 3 x BOSE X Headsets (Lemo)
  • Garmin GMA 340 Comms Panel
  • Garmin GTX 328 Transponder
  • Mode S
  • Garmin SL30 Nav/Com
  • Garmin SL40 Radio
  • Bendix King Skymap IIIc
  • Bendix King ADF

Other Items

  • Spare Flight Steps
  • Ground Handling Wheels
  • Full Covers including blade covers

 

Other Information

  • Rolls Royce Allison C250-C20J
  • MTOW 1451kg
  • D.O.M. 1987
  • Excellent Component Times
  • Always Hangared
  • G registered
  • United Kingdom based

Exterior Paint Scheme

  • Blue and Cream

Interior

  • Two tone
  • Grey Leather Seats
    Grey Carpet
This is a superb example of an iconic turbine helicopter. No expense spared on her maintenance and upkeep. All AD’s/SB’s fully upto date. Always hangared and private usage only. Available for immediate delivery due to imminent arrival of replacement helicopter. Presented in blue and cream with a two tone grey leather interior. A sophisticated array of Garmin Avionics and includes 3 x BOSE X powered Lemo connector headsets. Without doubt, one of the best mid range turbine helicopters in the United Kingdom.

A Chopper Spotter helicopter mover is also available by seperate negotiation i.e. not currently included in this offer.

£395,000 plus V.A.T. if applicable

Contact Joel Tobias on 07831 349499

 

Helicopters v Software

Eurocopter AS 332 L2By now, you will all know that another Super Puma, this one operated by CHC, has ditched just west of Sumburgh near the Shetland Islands. This tragic accident claimed 4 lives of the 18 souls on board the aircraft. I’m sure everyone will join me in extending best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of those that perished.

This accident is tragic enough but the fact that the flight was apparently just 2 miles short of its destination makes the tragedy somewhat crueller, added to this is the consideration that the impact was probably not the cause of the terrible loss of life, but some other factor which I believe to be related to difficulties experienced in exiting the wreckage. It’s a horrific thought to contemplate that the passengers survived the crash but died trying to free themselves. Read More→

I’m back!!!

After a prolonged absence, for no other reason than I’ve been busy and because some weird stuff happened to the site (thanks to Guy and Dave at returnondigital for getting it back on line) i’ve returned and hope to return to my frequent blogging.

My aviating has remained consistent throughout my absence and I’m racking up hours each week as usual. I’ve recently returned from Las Vegas, where temperatures reached 48f, forcing me to take out a 44 on a trip around the place at 07:30 to remain within temperature limits. Read More→

City Heliport Manchester

Ever since my machine returned from its expensive 300hr maintenance last year I’ve kept it hangared at Barton. Unfortunately, the hangar I was in, is the former fixed wing maintenance hangar, which was at the time vacant. I’d been told that I could use it on a week by week basis, but that Barton were actively seeking a new maintenance company to re-occupy it, and provide engineering services to the fixed wing aircraft. Recently, and regrettably I was notified that a new maintainer had been found and that they would be looking to occupy the hangar. I was being evicted ! Read More→