September 1, 2023
Yellowstone Helicopters has been operating as a tenant at Yellowstone Airport (WYS) since 2016. They operate two single-engine turbine powered aircraft, the Robinson R66 and the Bell 206L4. The R66 is one of the most popular helicopters on the market today. It is powered by a Rolls Royce C300 turbine engine that produces 300 shaft horsepower. When combined with its lightweight the helicopter becomes a quick and maneuverable rotorcraft. The R66 has a max cruise speed of 140 knots of indicated airspeed and can hold up to 4 passengers plus a pilot. The Bell 206L4, similar to the Robinson, is powered by a Rolls Royce 250C30P engine. This engine is more powerful, producing 575 shaft horsepower. With this increase in horsepower comes an increase in payload. The Bell 206L4 can carry up to 6 passengers plus a pilot and cruise at a maximum of 130 knots of indicated airspeed. Due to the uniqueness of Yellowstone Airportâ€™s field elevation of 6,649ft above sea level, some aircraft struggle with climb performance, engine roughness, and many other problems that arise from high altitude operations. Thanks to the aircrafts large turbine engines the helicopters have a service ceiling of 14,000ft density altitude so they do not run into any issues. Yellowstone Helicopters has been very busy this summer offering different types of tours of the surrounding mountain ranges including locations such as Bald Peak and Earthquake Lake. Yellowstone Helicopters offers four different tour options.
For more information visit https://yellowstoneheli.com/