Institute Helicopter

1997 Bell 407 ZS-RJE


The Upper Midwest Branch’s helicopter is stored at the Meadowvale Airport in Elk River, MN. (about 16 miles from HQ)

The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger. The 407 uses the four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport, as an air ambulance, law enforcement, electronic news gathering and movie making.


Maximum speed: 140 knots (161 mp/h, 260 km/h)
Cruise speed: 133 knots (152 mp/h, 246 km/h)
Range: 324 nmi (372 mi, 598 km)
Service ceiling: 18,690 ft (5,698 m)

General characteristics

Crew: 1 pilot
Capacity: Typical seating configuration for seven comprising pilot and passengers, with five passengers in main cabin. Max hook capacity 1200 kg (2645 lb).2
Length: 41 ft 8 in (12.7 m)
Rotor diameter: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)
Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)
Disc area: 962 ft² (89 m²)
Empty weight: 2,668 lb (1,210 kg)
Useful load: 2,347 lb (internal) (1,065 kg (internal))
Max. takeoff weight: 6,000 lb (2,722 kg)



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