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We maintain a diverse fleet of over a dozen utility aircraft for the purposes of charter flights, fire suppression, aerial excursions, motion picture support, forestry, search and rescue, and other exciting missions.

Standing Ready

We maintain a diverse fleet of over a dozen utility aircraft for the purposes of charter flights, fire suppression, aerial excursions, motion picture support, forestry, search and rescue, and other exciting missions.

Bell 206B "Jet Ranger"

Passengers: 1-4
Range: 374 nmi (430 mi, 693 km)
Payload: 1019 lbs (463 kg)

Operations: One of the most versatile ‘every day drivers’.  It has the ability to carry 4 passengers with the pilot, cruise at roughly 100 mph (95 knots), and perform external load up to 800 lbs.  The aircraft doors can be removed to accommodate a wide variety missions.

Bell 206B-L4 "Long Ranger"

Passengers: Up to 5
Range: 374 nmi (430 mi, 693 km)
Maximum Load: 1200 lbs (544 kg)

Operations: The Bell 206-L4 is a multipurpose utility helicopter with a cruising speed of approximately 120 knots. It makes a great aircraft for passenger charters and survey flights.

Bell UH-1H "Huey"

Passengers: 1-4
Range: 274 nmi (315 mi, 510 km)
Payload: 4285 lbs (1944 kg)

Operations: The predecessor to the UH-60, the ‘Huey’ performed the utility work for the Army until 1979 (later for some missions).  It is an extremely capable medium lift helicopter able to lift up to 4,000 lbs with the cargo hook.  These machines are capable of cruising at 135 mph (120 knots).  The UH-1H is operated in a ‘Restricted’ category that does not permit the transport of passengers unless necessary for the mission.

MD 530F

Passengers: 3
Range: 232 nmi (267 mi , 430 km)
Maximum Load: 1400 lbs (635 kg)

Operations: One of our go-to lifter aircraft deployed for powerline jobs, search and rescue, wildlife management and other precision lifting or high-altitude missions. Cruises at a speed of approximately 115 knots. 

MD 500E

Passengers: 3
Range: 232 nmi (267 mi , 430 km)
Payload: 900 lbs (408 kg)

Operations: The MD 500E is a highly maneuverable aircraft frequently used for utility support, wildlife management, and powerline flights.

Sikorsky UH-60A "Black Hawk"

Passengers: 2-4
Range: 1,199 nmi (1,380 mi, 2,221 km)
Maximum Load: 8000 lbs (3630 kg)

Operations: The UH-60 has been the backbone of utility missions in the Army since 1979 when it replaced the UH-1.  Now employed in the civilian sector, most are operated in a ‘Restricted’ category which does not permit the transport of passengers unless necessary for the mission.  Outfitted for external load it can cruise at 170 mph (150 knots).  The UH-60A is capable of lifting an 8,000 lb external loads.

Need to Schedule a flight?

For more information or to schedule a charter flight, please email flights@nwhelicopters.com

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