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Schweizer 300CBi

Cessna Reims F-150 Aerobat

Originally introduced in the 1960s by Hughes for the American Military, this two-seater trainer has evolved into a very stable, reliable and forgiving aircraft, making it an ideal learning platform. The Schweizer is used for both civil and military applications worldwide and is a very popular choice amongst flying schools.

With a three-bladed, fully articulated rotor head giving excellent autorotative capabilities, we consistently receive very positive feedback from beginners training in this helicopter. Bournemouth Helicopters currently operates the latest Schweizer model, the 300CBi. This aircraft is one of the most versatile training helicopters in the world and has been delivered to many helicopter flying schools nationwide.

Capacity: 2, including pilot
Payload: 648 lb (293 kg)
Length: 30 ft 8 in (9.4 m)
Rotor diameter: 26.83 ft (8.18 m)
Height: 8 ft 7 in (2.6 m)
Max Takeoff Weight: 1 750 lb (794 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming H10-360 G1A
Maximum speed: 94 knots (174 km/h;108 mph)
Range: 225 Nautical Miles (417 km; 260 mi)

Robinson R44 Raven II

Bearing a resemblance to the smaller R22, the piston engine powered four-seat Robinson R44 is much larger and is almost as long as a turbine Bell Jet Ranger.

Additions to our fleet are the hydraulic Robinson R44 Raven and its fuel-injected brother, the Raven II. The R44 can carry up to three passengers, with ample legroom and space, at speeds up to 130mph and a range of over 400 miles.

The R44 has proven to be a very popular helicopter, built at Robinson’s Torrance plant in California, using the simplistic design, construction and operating philosophies behind the design of the R22. With its easy seating layout and ideal concept, the R44 Raven is a great helicopter, not only for training but also touring.

Capacity: 4, including pilot
Payload: 900 lb (408 kg)
Length: 21 ft 5 in (9.0 m)
Rotor diameter: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.3 m)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5
Maximum speed: 130 kts (240 km/h; 150 mph)
Range: 300 Nautical Miles (560 km; 350 mi)

Eurocopter EC120

A further step up from an R44. The French built Eurocopter EC120 was launched in 1998 and is a popular turbine helicopter with charter companies and private owners in mainland Europe. It is capable of 710 km in range with cruising speeds of up to 150 mph, comfortably carrying up to 5 people.

The EC120 is the perfect progression for anyone wishing to convert to turbine flying and offers passengers spacious seating and fantastic viewing. With a fully articulated rotor head (similar to the Schweizer 300) it provides superb handling characteristics making it a joy to fly.

The aircraft boasts some unique equipment such as Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), First Limit Indication (FLI), terrain guidance and auto stabilization.

Capacity: 5, including pilot
Length: 31 ft 5 in (9.6 m)
Rotor diameter: 32 ft 8 in (10.0 m)
Height: 11 ft 2 in (3.4 m)
Max Takeoff Weight: 3,781 lb (1,715 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Turbomeca Arrius 2F Turboshaft
Maximum speed: 278 km/h (150 kts, 172 mph)
Range: 383 Nautical Miles (710 km, 440 mi)

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