206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKERПодпись: A Reliable design Boll hos continued to improve the JetRanger. and a number of pilots have achieved tamo after accomplishing long-distance flights in tho type. Подпись:▼ Colourful example

Having flown around tho world in 1994. this Boll 206B-3 is now used by a helicopter training school, to teach the fine art of hehcoptor flying to new pilots.

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

Подпись:206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKERA Setting off

Crowds cheer and wave as Dick Smith takes off on his record attempt from Fort Worth on 5 August 1982. Ahead lay long solo flights across the world’s oceans and deserts that would test both pilot and helicopter to the limit.

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

> Like tho Booing 747, tho Boll Modol 206B JotRanger is one of tho most recognised aircraft In the world.

>■ Ron Bowor began his flight on 28 Juno 1984 from Fort Worth. Texas.

► Ross Perot Jr is the youngest son of the Texas oil billionaire.

► At the end of a round-tho-world flight, a total of at least 37,966 km (23,540 miles) must have been flown.

>• Pilots maintain that the record can bo accomplished In 200 flying hours.

► Pilots usually aim to comploto tho night in just 28 days.

Below: During his rocord-breaking flight Ross Perot Jr had to obtain his fuel in some extremely isolated and desolate locations.

 

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

206B JetRanger III

 

Type: general-purpose light het-copter

 

Powerplant: one 313-kW (420-hp 1 AJIison 250- C208 tutbosbafl

 

Max speed: 225 knvh (140 m. p.li) at sea level

 

Cruising speed: 214 km/h 033 m. p-hj

 

Initial climb rate: 487 m/rmn ц,600 f pm)

 

Range: 579 km (359 m) with max fuel load

 

Above: Dick Smith comes in to land in front of cheering and waving crowds, having completed his round-the-world flight on 22 Juty 1983.

 

Hover celling: 3870 m |12.700 1p. m.)

 

Weights: empty 660 kg (1.452 *>.). maximum laku-otf 1451 kg (3,192 to,)

 

In 1996 Rower broke Ins own record in a Model 130. w ith Bell test pilot John Williams In 199“ Mike Smith ami Steve Good took the record from Bower living around the world in their McDI) Model 3001) in a mere 13 days.

 

Accommodation: 3 passengers and 2 p.’-ots

 

Dimensions:

span 1.92 m (33 tt. 4 In.)

length 9.60 m (31 tt. 2 in.)

Height 2.91 m (9 ft. 6 In.)

rotor disc area 81.10 m’ (873 sq. tt.)

 

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER
206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

Amy Johnson vt her de Hawllard 60 named Jason. tmw to that pictured Detow. set out for tne same destination as ‘Ben Uniter m an «Wort to equal h-s record

 

206 JetRanger RECORD BREAKER

Ron Bower’s World Tour

 

1 TUESDAY MORNING: On

28 June 1994, Ron Bowor, Wco PrcMdcni for Helmopter Marketing at Austin Jot International, took oft from Bell’s Helicopter ріалі Iri Fort Worth. Texas

 

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30N HIS OWN: Bell s Customer Servico Facilities located throughout the world provided the only assistance. The trip was completed without any major probtems. a testimony to the capabilities of Iho JetRanger.

 

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