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Bell 206 JetRanger

Bell 206 JetRanger


The Bell 206 is a helicopter built by Bell Helicopter in Mirabel, Quebec (Canada). The aircraft was originally developed for the US Army,
but did not enter into service there. The company then marketed the aircraft as the Bell 206A JetRanger with 5 seats.

Brand Bell
Type 206 JetRanger
Pilots 1
Passengers 4
Maximum Take Off Weight 1520 kg
Empty weight 1057 kg
Payload 463 kg
Cruising speed 120 knots (222 km/h)
Maximum Speed 130 knots (241 km/h)
Maximum distance 693 km
Maximum altitude 13500 feet (4115 m)
ICAO code Bell

These specifications are intended to give you an idea of the Bell 206 JetRanger. They cannot be used for flight preparation. Often there are many different types of aircraft released with varying specifications and prices. Check the Pilot Operating Handbook (POH) if you want to know the exact values of the aircraft you are going to fly. Your flight instructor will be happy to help you with this.

Frequently asked questions about the Bell 206 JetRanger

How fast does a Bell 206 JetRanger fly?

An Bell 206 JetRanger is normally flying at about 222 km/h (120 knots), which is its cruising speed. It can fly a bit faster, but never more than 241 km/h (130 knots).

How far can a Bell 206 JetRanger fly?

The range is about 693 kilometres. The distance also depends on how fast you fly and whether there is much wind. A possible diversion to another airport is also taken into account.

How much does a Bell 206 JetRanger weigh?

Empty the aircraft weighs about 1,057 kg. Including fuel, passengers and baggage, the aircraft must not weigh more than 1,520 kg. The maximum amount of fuel, passengers and baggage that can be carried is 463 kg.

About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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