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Old 30th May 2006, 10:09
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Thanks for the info guys, and the great shots.

Does anyone know if it is possible to convert a wheeled 230 into a UT?

Widgeon: I think the 430 was somewhere between the EC145 and 155. Dont know why it wasn't so successful.
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 04:35
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Bell 222

I am interested in the older model 222's for charter/utility. I would appreciate some feed back on what to look out for if purchasing one. ie skids vs wheels, power plant,hidden problems,noise etc.purchase would be for use in Australia highest feature 2000' AMSL.
Thanks in advance Mack
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Old 1st Jun 2009, 05:11
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You might want to talk to Grant Bremner, Waikato-Westpac Air Ambulance, Hamilton, NZ. Their B model is grounded again - this time it needs a new mast. It had a lengthy period on the ground a year or two ago with cracking issues.

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Old 4th Dec 2009, 10:21
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EMS Bell 230 Question

Does anyone have an actual weight to hand for an EMS equipped Bell 230 ?

I am interested in real world figures not those from sales brochures or samples in the flight manual.

Also any comments on operating the type in that role would be appreciated.


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Old 6th Dec 2009, 01:54
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I currently fly one in North Carolina and it weighs about 6500 pounds with all medical equipment installed including a 42 lb full lox orb. That leaves you 1900 lbs of gas and people for a max gwt of 8400. In the summer 8400 is a bit optimistic but when it's cool you'll be fine.

You must plan ahead as there is not a lot of power to spare and parts are scarce as hens teeth as well as expensive.

That said, I like it and have flown it since 2001 with no trouble, good IFR ship too.

Fly Safe!
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 07:05
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B230 Manufacturer´s Data Manual


Does anyone have a digital copy of the Manufacturer´s Data Manual for a Bell 230 BHT-230-MD-1 or it´s equivalent? It´s the section with the weight and balance data, systems description etc.


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Old 17th Jan 2010, 10:47
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If you are a Bell 230 operator (technician or pilot) you can get access to the Bell pubs website for free. You just need to give them the serial number and company and that's it, you have access to all the model's manual

Just go to bellhelicopter.net
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 11:16
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Thanks for the tip. Don´t qualify at the mo, hence the request.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 14:49
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I was just wondering if Bell 222, with reg N222WX, is still operating in the Uk and if not, where is it now based?

Thanks in advance,
Bell 222
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Old 18th Jan 2010, 11:15
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N222WX is in a hanger at Galway Airport, i think its up for sale. It has been in storage for nearly 2 years. PM me if you need more details.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 15:18
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Hey there CVR, glad to see some heli's remaining on the emerald Isle!
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Old 20th Jan 2011, 11:41
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And how's the health with you HPB?
Word on the street is you had a scare of late!
All the best for speedy recovery, still waiting for you to teach me to fly a 222/430 or even a UH60 for that matter.
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Old 27th Oct 2011, 09:47
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Bell 222: Past and present

With this helicopter getting rare nowadays, I figured I start a thread to highlight the B222 and its advanced cousins.

I'll bite and post this one shot:

Bell 222UT fitted with an experimental ducted tail rotor and trialed in 1993. Date is a guess and this is the only image of this testbed to be found anywhere. Anyone with info on the airframe, I would gladly appreciate it...will help me with my Bell 222 flight simulator project
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 19:42
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Bell 222

CS-HDS, still in good shape, photo taken the 16th of last month of October

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Old 17th Mar 2012, 18:01
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Bell 222UT wanted

We are interested in purchasing a good B222UT. Please PM should you know of any available UTs in the market.


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Old 18th Mar 2012, 01:27
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Airgreenland has 4 ships. B 222 ut models.

One is with full 4 axis autopilot.

They are stored in denmark, Esbjerg.

Best reg
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Old 18th Mar 2012, 05:35
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gday there, PM sent.

Last edited by Turkeyslapper; 18th Mar 2012 at 05:36. Reason: PM
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Old 18th Mar 2012, 12:29
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Hi guys

We have a 222, we have just finished painting our 222 into Airwolfs colours, she will be on the airshow circuit for a fee years to come, I will post pics soon
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