The students got to climb into a Bell 212 last Wednesday. The 212 was making a quick gas stop at Whitecourt Airport on its way to Alasaka. This particular one will be stationed in Fairbanks for the fire season. With two PT6T-3 engines the 212 has a maximum weight of 11,200 pounds, can fy at 124 knots and lift around 5000 pounds on the hook depending on the atmospheric conditions. We're sure the crew will have a lot fun in Alaska ths summer.
Bell 212 on its way to Alaska