FairLifts Assists With Manta Ray Airlift in the Bahamas

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Recently FairLifts assisted with a Manta Ray airlift at the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort. The giant manta ray was tagged and relocated as part of the research program with Mote Marine Laboratory. The large manta will be released to study the animal’s migration patterns. The animal airlift was scheduled for June 15th to lift the 700+ pound manta ray to …

Helicopter Specifications: Bell 206

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History of the Bell 206 The Bell 206 family is a combination of both single and twin-engined, two-bladed helicopters. Manufactured in Mirabel, Quebec, Bell Helicopters originally developed the aircraft as the YOH-4 for the U.S. Army’s Light Observation Helicopter program. Since it was not selected by the Army, Bell redesigned the airframe and invented the Bell 206A Jet Ranger. The …

Helicopter Specifications: S-64 Skycrane

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The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane After such success emanated from the S-60 flying crane, Sikorsky receives approval to proceed with the more powerful S-64. The basic mission of this aircraft was to tackle heavy cargo transport safely, quickly, and efficiently. The first flight of the S-64 took place on May 9th, 1962. The S-64 project was developed during the ‘50s and …

Helicopter Charter to NASCAR 2020 Races

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NASCAR 2020 This year is the 72nd year of NASCAR professional stock car racing in the United States. It is also the 49th season for the modern Cup Series. This year’s season begins at Daytona International Speedway in February and ends at the ISM Raceway in November. It will be the first year since Monster Energy’s offer to extend its …

Then & Now: Helicopter Logging

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History of the Industry The first report of helicopter logging was tested in Scotland in 1956. They used a small Bell 47G that only has a lift capability of 600 pounds. Other tests were made in Canada and Russia in the 1950s. Due to the limited load capacity of these aircraft, the tests were proved to be economically inefficient. The …

FairLifts Search & Rescue Helicopters

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Types of Helicopter Search and Rescue Operations There are many different kinds of helicopter Search and Rescue that can be seen across the country on an almost daily basis. Helicopters provide quick and urgent transportation for rescue crews and patients. Their ability to maneuver and hover in ways that fixed-wing makes helicopter the preferrable choice with emergency transport in rural …