The Bell 206 is a two-bladed, single- or twin-engine helicopter, manufactured by Bell Helicopter in Mirabel, Quebec. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army's Light Observation Helicopter program, the 206 failed to be selected. Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially as the five-place Bell 206A JetRanger.
The new design was eventually selected by the Army as the OH-58 Kiowa. Bell also developed a seven-place LongRanger, which was later offered with a twin-engine option as the TwinRanger. It has a one pilot and four passenger capacity, a range of 693 km (374 nm) and a maximum speed of 224 km/h (122 knots).
Bell 206 Flight Deck Features
Bell 206 Full Flight Simulator
High-fidelity visuals accurately representing airports, weather and terrain.
- Instructor station enclosure.
- Instructor desk, two 20” flat panel touch monitors
- Intuitive Instructor Operating Station software capable of:
- Easily repositioning the aircraft to a variety of ground and flight positions instantly.
- Adjusting the time to include dawn, day, dusk, night.
- Adjusting the weather such as: winds, cloud cover, visibility, rain and snow.
- Loading saved scenarios to include: aircraft position, aircraft configuration and weather parameters.
- Simulating a variety of failures to include, but not limited to: engine failures/fires, APU fires, cargo fires, hot/hung starts, flap and gear malfunctions, electrical failures as well as minor system faults.
- Displaying a moving map that shows aircraft position, surrounding airports, and navigational aids.