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Bell 206BIII

Due North Aviation operates two Bell 206BIII JetRangers. Known for its safety and maintenance record, these machines were originally designed for military use. However, the strengths of these rotorcrafts have easily made them a favorite for commercial use for just about any application.

Due North Aviation has configured our two JetRangers to meet our varied customers’ needs. One of our JetRangers is configured to fulfill the executive transport, charters and tours missions. The other JetRanger is configured for the electronic news gathering, geo-tracking, and photography missions. Either turbine helicopter may service utility patrol.

Helicopter Fact Sheet:
  • Role: Multipurpose Utility Helicopter
  • Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron
  • First flight: December 8, 1962
  • Introduction: 1967
  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Passengers: 4
  • Range: 436nm
  • Length (from tip of rotor blade to tail): 39’
  • Airframe Length: 31’
  • Cabin Width: 4’
  • Cruise Speed: 115 knots – 132.5 mph
  • Max Speed: 131 knots – 150 mph
  • Engine: C20B Rolls Royce Engine
  • Horsepower: 425 shaft hp
  • Payload: 1300 pounds


Schweizer 300C

Due North Aviation operates two Schweizer 300C training aircraft, selected specifically due to their increased lifting capability and rugged nature compared to the competition. The 300C basic design has been in production for almost 50 years and it utilizes a fully articulated rotor system allowing for smooth flight and stable nature in a hover.

Helicopter Fact Sheet:
  • Role: Flight Training and Light Utility Helicopter
  • Manufacturer: Schweizer (Currently produced by Sikorsky)
  • First flight: October 2, 1956
  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Passengers: 2 (typical configured 1 CFI and 1 Student)
  • Range: 300nm
  • Length (rotor blades turning): 31’
  • Airframe Length: 22’
  • Width (main rotor blades turning): 27’
  • Cabin Width: 4’
  • Cruise Speed: 75 knots – 86.4 mph
  • Max Speed: 95 knots – 109 mph
  • Engine: Lycoming HIO-360
  • Horsepower: 190 hp
  • Payload: 850 pounds