Turbine helicopter proves itself in extreme conditions.
Robinson’s turbine-powered five-seat R66 helicopter has passed testing required by the FAA and Transport Canada to fly in snow conditions. Flying in falling or blowing snow has been prohibited per the R66 Pilot’s Operating Handbook, but with this recent successful test the restriction has been lifted.
To qualify, the R66 had to perform in some of the worst winter conditions found on Earth.
Photo by: Flying Magazine Editor