Video: real Bell 206 JetRanger startup and flight

There's a lot of videos out there about starting up helicopters and flying them. This one, of a Bell 206 JetRanger though, it's one of the most amazing videos we've seen. Very detailed and with a great quality.

Flying the Bell 206

The video is somewhat like a review, where the presenter goes through how helicopters fly, shows the controls and interiors, does a walk-around, where you can see the turbine and then, with the help of another pilot, shows the complete start-up process and goes out for a short flight.

Credit: thanks to Joel Albrecht at the HoverControl forums for pointing the video out.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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