Our Fleet

Brainerd Helicopter Services Fleet

Brainerd Helicopter Service ​operates a fleet including 206L3 Long Rangers, Bell 206L4 Long Rangers, and an Aerospatiale 350D A-star.

Our helicopters are maintained in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration   Regulations (FAR’s) and Bell Helicopter maintenance instructions by our qualified and school trained mechanics.

Brainerd Helicopter Service helicopters are certified for Federal Aviation Administration  Regulations Part 133, 135, and 137 operations. They are inspected annually by the Department of Interior/USFS agencies for Aerial Fire Fighting carding.

brainerd helicopters

Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger

  • 4  passenger seating (3 comfortably)
  • 3 hour endurance
  • 105 knot cruising speed
  • 3350 pounds maximum gross weight
  • 1500 pounds maximum cargo hook weight

Bell 206L4 Long Ranger

  • 6 passenger seating (5 comfortably)​
  • 3 hour endurance​
  • 110 knot cruising speed​
  • 4450 pounds maximum gross internal weight​
  • 4550 pounds maximum gross external weight​
  • 2000 pound maximum cargo hook weight​

Bell 206L3 Long Ranger

  • 6 passenger seating (5 comfortably)
  • 3 hour endurance​
  • 110 knot cruising speed​
  • 4150 pounds maximum gross internal weight​
  • 4250 pounds maximum gross external weight​
  • 2000 pound maximum cargo hook weight​