Bell Jet Ranger
The Bell Jet Ranger is a light duty helicopter that has been used for both military applications and civilian transportation. First put in to service in 1962 as a light observation helicopter for the military, it was adapted to be used by the general traveling public in 1966. Since that time, there have been a number of changes and improvements. Today's version is the 206B Jet Ranger.
The Jet Ranger is able to accomodate 4 passengers. There is a magnificent view for the front seat passenger while 3 adults are able to fit comfortably in the rear seat. It has an interior payload capacity of 1,400 pounds and a maximum exterior sling load for lifting and hauling of 1,500 pounds.
Engineered to provide an efficient way to quickly traverse short to intermediate distances, the Jet Ranger can climb from a resting position at a rate of 1540 feet/minute. It is quite comfortable negotiating abrupt changes in topography and can maneuver around congested cities.
Within its range are short trips like New York City to Philadelphia. While it could take you 2 hours or more to drive from NYC to Philadelphia, the Jet Ranger will get you there in less than an hour.
Corporate Executives that place a high value on their time can benefit by hiring a Bell Jet Ranger to get them across town or across state. While the cruising speed is not overwhelming, avoiding traffic and being able to travel in a straight line can save hours of travel time.
This helicopter is also useful for local police surveillance missions and to monitor traffic conditions. As a delivery vehicle, the Jet Ranger can get crucial supplies from Point A to Point B in a matter of minutes. Whether flying to a football game in style, attending an important business meeting or simply taking a sightseeing tour of the area, the Jet Rang