Our Helicopter Fleet
"The R-22s are light, two-place, single piston-engined helicopters with a semi-rigid two-bladed main rotor and a two-bladed tail rotor. The main rotor has a teetering hinge and two coning hinges. The tail rotor has only a teetering hinge. The normal production variant has skid landing gear"
The helicopter rotor system consists of a two-bladed main rotor and two-bladed anti-torque rotor on the tail, each equipped with a teetering hinge. The main rotor is equipped with two coning hinges. Collective and cyclic pitch inputs to the main rotor are transmitted through pushrods and a conventional swash plate mechanism. Control inputs to the pre-coned tail rotor are transmitted through a single pushrod inside the aluminium tail cone.
To ease the pilot's workload, a electronic govenor adjusts the throttle as the collective pitch control is raised or lowered. The pilot only needs to make small adjustments by twisting the throttle grip on the collective throughout the flight regime.
The Bell 'Jet ranger' is a five place turbine engine helicopter, manufactured by Bell helicopters in Canada.
We use it for flight training and self fly hire as well as Aerial photography and parachuting.
We have a lot of students who prefer to learn to fly in our Jet ranger due to the extra passenger capacity, allowing them to take friends and family.
If you are interested in learning how to fly or simply would like a trial lesson in our Jet ranger, please call us on 01568 708028 or visit our online shop.