The development of the S-76 began in the mid-1970s with the design goal of providing a medium helicopter for corporate transportation and the oil drilling industry. Sikorsky’s design work on the UH-60 Black Hawk was utilized in the development of the S-76. It was the first Sikorsky helicopter designed purely for commercial rather than military use. The prototype first flew on March 13, 1977. In 1982, this model set class records for range, climb, speed and ceiling. The S-76 Mk II was introduced in 1982 and the S-76B in 1987, with its top speed of 155 kn (287 km/h) at sea level. Over 500 S-76s had been delivered by early 2001. Pretty much the top of the tree when it comes to luxury VIP helicopters, the Queen even has one.

We can find numerous examples available for hire in the UK in various schemes. The one featured here was for the Feature Film “London Has Fallen”. We had to land it in the courtyard of Somerset House in Central London. Paperwork paperwork paperwork but it got done. Then those sneaky VFX bods painted a Blackhawk over it. Heyho.

If you’d like one for an upcoming project then give us a call.

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29th December 2020

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