Canada’s helicopter pilots wouldn’t get off the ground without the CH-139 Jet Ranger. This single-engine trainer is currently used to help Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter trainees earn their wings.

The Jet Ranger is powered by a gas-turbine engine and can fly at 240 km/h. Originally purchased for training in 1981, today’s Jet Rangers feature air conditioning and upgraded avionics.

Side-by-side pilot seating makes the CH-139 ideal for training. Flight controls and doors are fitted at both positions, making them easily accessible to pilot and trainer alike. The passenger/cargo compartment is located immediately behind the cockpit, providing seating for three passengers or space for cargo.