Exhibit: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
The Bell 206 series has accumulated an astounding array of impressive statistics. More than 6,000 JetRangers are flying worldwide in roles as diverse as corporate transportation, police surveillance, and United States Army aviation training. The series has flown over 26 million flight hours, and a few JetRangers are flying with more than 30,000 hours on their airframes.
Although helicopters are inherently unstable and difficult to fly, testimony to the JetRanger's ease of handling is the fact that it can be certified for single-pilot IFR operation. In 1994, Texas businessman Ron Bower flew a Bell 206B JetRanger III solo around the world. Bower navigated across 21 countries and 24 time zones in 24 days. By the end of the journey, he'd flown over 23,000 miles and had broken the previous around-the-world helicopter speed record by nearly five days. The JetRanger III costs less to operate and maintain than any other craft in its class and has the highest resale value of any light helicopter. A winning formula for safety and value has made the JetRanger the world's most popular helicopter series.
Descriptions from - www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/aircraft.asp >> 2009 update - web page is gone <<
These images were taken using a GeForce 6600 GTgraphics card,
on a Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running
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