The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- or twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopters. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program, it was not selected by the Army. Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially as the five-place Bell 206A JetRanger. The new design was eventually selected by the Army.
Today its likely the worlds most common private helicopter. It’s been flying for best part of 50 years with only subtle updates along the way. This one is a real helicopter thats been modified for filming. We’ve chopped out the front left corner to give face on camera access to the the three rear seat passenger and sideways access to the pilot. In addition both side doors come off for camera. The cockpit panel lights up and it could be gimbal mounted should that be required.
The interior is currently away being refreshed after a particularly mucky role but it’ll be back shortly!
Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK
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Back to work with a trio of Jettys! A flying example, one for the studio and one for the crash scene. Everything gets painted to match and we make the crashed one a little more complete. Coming to a Feature Film near you soon! #bell206 #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/Pwtm3CT64L29th December 2020
Off to collect a crashed helicopter but seriously considering a divert. Looks like a fun place... https://t.co/S2wPRopNJh29th December 2020
Look what Santa left under the tree! New fleet addition. Not a studio set this time but a real flying one. Thanks to Andy at Europlane Sales (http://www.europlanesales.com) for making it so easy.. #md500 https://t.co/7pYZYHGNA128th December 2020
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