General Product Description
Our PlaneArts Bell 206 206L-3 LongRanger III Bristow Helicopter Model exhibits unique, unrivaled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual aircraft. It comes as standard with a robust, durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished metal supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.
The Bell 206 206L-3 LongRanger III Bristow Helicopter Model is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. We can however, if required produce the same model in Solid Cast Resin so just click and contact us for further information. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted model airplanes match the precise blueprint details of the original aircraft. The paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original aircraft. This stylish top-quality desktop replica model will surely enthrall anyone who receives this as a gift and for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for any aviation enthusiast and avid aircraft collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual aircraft.
If you require we can also make the Bell 206 206L-3 LongRanger III Bristow Helicopter Model in any other airline, private livery or colour scheme you require and if necessary in a different size or scale. Just click here to contact us with a description or photographs of what you require and we will let you have a quotation for the necessary customization by return email. We can also make bespoke scale replicas of any other private / civil commercial airliner or airliners, helicopter, glider, gliders with engines, military jet, warplane jets, propeller warplanes, biplane, triplane, tail fin, spacecraft, rocket or NASA model you require in any airline, military or civilian livery or colors. We also produce model airship, blimp, dirigible, blimps, boat and ship collectibles. Wall plaque or seal for military, government or private customers. Again by clicking here to contact us just let us know exactly what you need.
Bell 206 206L-3 LongRanger III Bristow Helicopter Model Details
The Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III: The Backbone of Bristow Helicopter’s Fleet
In the world of civilian helicopters, the Bell 206 and its variants are virtually synonymous with reliability, versatility, and performance. Among these, the Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III stands out for its enhanced capabilities and extended range. For companies like Bristow Helicopters, which specializes in providing industrial aviation services, the LongRanger III has been a crucial asset, particularly in offshore oil and gas operations. This article will explore the technical aspects, features, and the pivotal role the Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III has played in Bristow Helicopter’s operations.
The Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III is an upgraded version of the standard Bell 206, featuring a more powerful Allison 250-C30P turboshaft engine. This provides not only improved performance but also a greater range—hence the name “LongRanger.” Equipped with a four-bladed rotor system, the helicopter can accommodate up to six passengers and boasts a cruising speed of around 120 knots with a range of approximately 370 nautical miles.
The LongRanger and Bristow: A Perfect Fit
The Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III’s impressive capabilities make it a natural fit for Bristow Helicopters, especially for their offshore operations. Its range and reliability are essential when operating in the challenging conditions of open water, where the nearest landing pad might be a floating oil rig miles from the mainland.
Search and Rescue
Bristow Helicopters is often involved in search and rescue missions, and the LongRanger’s agility, reliability, and sufficient cabin space make it a valuable asset for such critical missions.
For executive transport services, the LongRanger III offers a blend of comfort, speed, and reliability, making it a popular choice among corporate clients. Its relatively spacious interior can be outfitted to provide luxurious amenities, fitting the needs of VIPs.
Training and Skill Development
Beyond its operational roles, the Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III serves as an excellent platform for pilot training and skill development. Its handling characteristics and avionics suite offer a comprehensive learning experience, making it a cornerstone for training new pilots at Bristow.
Reliability and Safety
In industries where safety margins can be thin, the LongRanger III’s robust build and reliable performance have made it a mainstay in Bristow’s fleet. Its track record for mechanical reliability is among the best in its class, an indispensable quality when operating in demanding environments.
The Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III has been a cornerstone in Bristow Helicopters’ diverse and demanding range of operations. Its balance of range, speed, payload, and reliability make it an incredibly versatile platform, capable of meeting the multifaceted requirements of industrial aviation services. From offshore oil rig operations to search and rescue missions, and from corporate transport to pilot training, the LongRanger III has proven itself as a reliable and valuable asset in the aviation industry. Its ongoing service in Bristow’s fleet stands as a testament to the helicopter’s enduring capabilities.