C-GWML was manufactured in 1968 as a 206A and later modified to a 206B.
Imported into Canada in 1982 C-GWML saw service with a number of companies finishing its days with Delta Helicopters from St Albert, AB who have donated the aircraft to the museum.
Delta has a proud history providing support to Saskatchewan residents and communities supporting fire fighting operations in Northern Saskatchewan for many years.
The Bell 206 helicopter is a two-bladed, single engine helicopter. Its production period lasted until 2017 and more than 30 variants 206 helicopter were manufactured during this time.
The Bell 206A Jet Ranger first flew on January 10, 1966 and was introduced into service in 1967.
According to Bell, approximately 8,400 helicopters have been produced in a variety of civilian and military configurations based on the 206 model. Configurations produced include the 206A / 206B, B3 and the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-139 Jet Ranger.
The Saskatchewan Aviation Museum would like to acknowledge the following for their support in the restoration of this aircraft:
- Don and Kathy Stubbs
- Jennifer Van Patten
- James Van Patten
- Brad Huculiak, 53 North Air,
- John McEvoy, program head at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Powerplant: Allison 250-C20 turboshaft 420 SHP derated to 317 SHP
Capacity: 1 Crew, 4 passengers
Speed: 220 km/h (140 mph)
Empty weight: 2,331lbs
Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115mph)