Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 86
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Any Bell medium. The best utility helicopter ever made, with nothing else on the horizon to replace it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Has no one figured it out yet??

 

Well done damocles. Without this what would we have!

 

(but it still ain't a 214)

 

 

 

Time to climb to a height of 9 000 m : 15 min 05 sec

 

Date of flight: 29/04/1975

Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran)

Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran)

 

Rotorcraft:

Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp)

 

Time to climb to a height of 6 000 m : 5 min 14 sec

 

Date of flight: 29/04/1975

Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran)

Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran)

 

Rotorcraft:

Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp)

 

 

Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 1 min 58 sec

 

Date of flight: 29/04/1975

Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran)

Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran)

 

Rotorcraft:

Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp)

 

Altitude without payload : 9 071 m

 

Date of flight: 29/04/1975

Pilot: Manuchehr KHOSROWDAD (Iran)

Course/place: Ahwaz (Iran)

 

Rotorcraft:

Bell 214A (1 Lycoming LTC4B-8D, 2 250 shp)

 

 

 

 

None of these are absolute records but also none af the are with a 214B wich has an extra 300 or so horsepower. It does not make it the best helicopter but it is a helicopter that sure does a lot - whether you like it or not!!

 

PS I remember taking off from Chilliwack (34 feet) and climbing out to do a topping check on a 214. There was a cloud layer at about 12,000 feet and we had clearance from ATC to 15000 but only a small hole in the clouds. We took off and did a max climb to about 14,500 at which point we got the topping check numbers! then it was a max dive because the hole at 12,000 was closing up. When we got back on the ramp I reset the clock for shut down and noticed that the entire flight - 34 feet to 14,500 to 34 feet was less than 10 miutes. That's a helicopter!!

 

Cheers

JIM

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...