CH-139 Jet Ranger


The CH-139 Jet Ranger is a single-engine trainer used to help Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter trainees earn their wings. It has side-byside pilot seating with flight controls and doors at both positions that are easily accessible to the pilot and trainer.

The passenger/cargo compartment is located immediately behind the cockpit, providing seating for three passengers or space for cargo.

Length 11.91 m
Rotor span 10.13 m
Height 2.93 m
Maximum gross weight 1,451 kg
Maximum speed 240 km/h
Range 693 km
Location Portage la Prairie, Man.
This aircraft is used for Trainer


Bell Jet Ranger C-FTHA

Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger C-FTHA - Epilogue

The accident aircraft, a Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter, was on mission NAV 1 of the Phase III pilot training course out of 3 Canadian Forces Flight Training School in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The helicopter was crewed by a qualified flying instructor and a student pilot.
May 6, 2015

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