Such an awesome shot💥
LOVE the flight suit...
I wanted to share some fun facts about this magical machine that I’m flying:
This is a Robinson R66, 5 seat, single engine, helicopter with a Rolls Royce turbine engine.
It burns 22 gallons of Jet fuel per hour and has a 3 hour and twenty minute range.
The engine is capable of 300 shp (horse power.)
The VnE, or max speed, is 140 knots. (161 Miles per hour or 259 kilometers per hour)
The max ceiling (how high I can go) is 14000 feet.
It weighs 1500 pounds and its max take off weight is 2700 pounds, which means its payload (how much people, gear and fuel it can lift) is 1700 pounds.
Brand new, it’s about one million dollars from the factory.
After 12 years, or 2000 hours, whichever happens first, it has to be overhauled.
It’s about $500,000 to overhaul it.
Yup, it’s not cheap to operate! 🤑
Whatcha think? Quite the machine, huh?!
Let me know if you have any questions I can answer!! I love your questions!!
My sweet #flightsuit
is by @sisleyclothing
and my #flightbag
is by @flightoutfitters #PilotYourOwnAdventure
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