Bell 206A JetRanger

Museum restorations are currently underway on a Bell 206A Jet Ranger. The helicopter is being restored in RCMP colours as part of a display that will pay tribute to the 70 years the Mounties had aircraft based in Edmonton, most of the time at Blatchford Field.

Specifications
  • Rotor Diameter: 10.60 m
  • Length: 12.11 m
  • Powerplant: 1 x Allison 250-C20J turboshaft (310 kW)
  • Maximum Speed: 222 km/h
  • Cruise Speed: 185 km/h
  • Range: 693 km
  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 4

 

Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress

Bell designed the helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program in 1962, following the success of their HU-01 Iroquois (“Huey”). They ultimately lost the contract and knew civilian operators would not want it in its original configuration. Undaunted, Bell’s engineers redesigned the fuselage with a sleeker look and more space for cargo and passengers. Powered by a turboshaft (jet) engine like the Huey, Bell dubbed the new helicopter the 206A JetRanger.

 

You can learn more about this aircraft trainer by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum! Restoration tours take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (depending on volunteer availability).

Bell 206 JetRanger under restoration in shop. Aircraft Identification Number: C-FQZB

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