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I think he is up to six of them now, one crashed this summer, 2 were working on fires in California, they might be back to base now.

And yes 2 of them at one time were up here flying. last year and this year only one was up here.

 

Canuck said 2 214ST imported, do you mean here in Canada or HTSC imported them in the US?

 

Jacques

 

HeliTransport has two N registered machines that almost always fly in Canada these days, so I suppose they're importing them to facilitate crewing here.

 

JacDor should know more. He flies 'em... ;)

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What are they like to fly,longline out of?

 

What are they like to longline out of? Well, I'll tell yah young feller. I was on a pipeline job in the Andes along side of an ST back in '89 and we were lapping them like crazy with a Super Puma. They had to keep running for fuel every 45 minutes or so and we were hauling the same loads with two and half hours fuel. They could barely lift the loads and we were constantly hovering behind them with ours waiting for them to either get moving with or drop their loads so what's that tell you about how they longline?

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Just curious, isn't a super puma a much larger machine, (Heavy) and the 214 a medium. Is it not fair to say that they are two totally different machines so a comparison would not be equal?

 

Nope, Bell was selling it as an alternative to the Super Puma, 18 or 19 pax, the same as the Puma. Open Organ was operating a couple of them on the East Coast along side our Pumas.

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