|By Fred Harl|
The helicopters featured today include a Bell Helicopter Model 407 from Hillcrest Aircraft Company of Lewiston, ID. Hillcrest Aircraft crews perform vital utility missions such as power line construction, forest management and aerial surveys. This MD Helicopter MD-900 Explorer NOTAR (No Tail Rotor) was eventually exported to the Philippines. The MD-900 provides utility service with the added safety of using a ducted fan for yaw control rather that a tail rotor. Emergency services crews are represented by an Air Methods MBB BK-117B-1, Survival Flight Bell Helicopter 206-L4 Long Ranger, and an Air Methods Eurocopter (now Airbus) EC135-P2.