Helicopters are in production!
They are moving along the assembly lines at Bell Aircraft
now. Naturally you want to be fully informed about this
important development in aviation. Here are the facts:
Q. What type of helicopter is being produced?
A. The first Bell helicopter to go
into production is the two-place Model 47. Nearly 500
will be completed this year. Larger models are on the
Q. Who will get helicopters first?
A. Model 47 helicopters meet requirements
of government agencies, disaster relief, commerce, business
and industry. Organizations of this type will receive
Q. When will the first helicopters be available?
A. Deliveries will start in mid-summer
and continue to increase steadily.
Soon you’ll see Model 47 helicopters fulfilling
the vast number of services at which they excel. For
helicopters perform hundreds of practical, everyday
jobs no other form of transportation can touch. They
accomplish these tasks swiftly . . . flying from any
point to any destination, instead of from airport to
airport. For further information about Bell helicopters,
write the Helicopter Division of Bell Aircraft Corporation.
|The Bell Model 47B helicopter
- powered by a six cylinder Franklin air-cooled
engine of 175 H.P. -- has a gross weight of 2100
pounds, including a useful load of 607 pounds. It
utilizes a patented two-bladed rotor and gyroscopic
stabilizer, The Model 47 is noted for smoothness
of flight and ease of control.
On March 8, 1946, Bell Aircraft received a CAA Airworthiness
Certificate on its Model 47 helicopter, and CAA
license number NC 1H, the first helicopter “NC”
license ever issued. These certificates were issued
after exhaustive flight tests in which the Model
47 met every airworthiness requirement of the CAA.
HELICOPTER IS FIRST IN HISTORY TO BE LICENSED
FOR COMMERCIAL OPERATION
The new helicopter school at Bell Aircraft offers six-week
courses in helicopter theory and fundamentals, and in
piloting and servicing to pilots and mechanics with previous
aviation experience. For complete school information,
write to the Helicopter Division of Bell Aircraft Corporation.
|BELL OPENS SCHOOL FOR HELICOPTER
PILOTS AND MECHANICS