Robinson Helicopters’ Cargo Hook to Debut at Heli Aexpo 2018


Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo
February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700lb to 2900 lb.

Two installations of the hook are available: 

Basic – includes the cargo hook and right-seat controls allowing operations from the pilot seat
only. MSRP $12,800.

Advanced – includes the cargo hook, right and left-seat controls, a left-seat hydraulic switch, and
a left-seat start button. A load weight gauge and a second set of engine power gauges (torque
and gas temperature) are located in the left door sill allowing the pilot to monitor engine
operations while keeping an eye on the external load. Provisions for remote control of external
equipment (e.g., long line hook or a water dropping bucket) are also included. MSRP $28,000.
Robinson is now accepting orders for cargo hook installations on new R66 aircraft.

For additional information and pricing go to www.robinsonheli.com.

FAA certification is pending.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil

Robinson R66 Cargo Hook Announcement


Robinson R66 Wire Strike Protection System Announced

Wire Strike Protection for R66 Helicopters Announced by RHC

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list.
Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on
installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan
Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada.

Robinson provisions add 7 lb to the empty weight of the helicopter and include reinforcement and
attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin, with low-profile deflectors near the ground
handling ball and forward landing gear struts. MSRP $4,200.

Magellan’s R66 WSPS, complete with wire deflectors and cutting blades adds 16 lb. to the empty
weight of the helicopter. The system is available as a kit compatible with Robinson factory-installed
provisions for $16,000 or as a complete aftermarket kit with field-installable provisions for $22,800.
The complete wire strike prevention system will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 26,
thru March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Founded in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil
helicopters. For additional information, visit www.robinsonheli.com.

Contact Heli Air today for more information by calling 01789 470476 or sending an e-mail to brian.kane@heliair.com.

.Robinson R66 Wire Strike Protection System


Astronauts – Do you Have What it Takes – BBC2 Sunday 9PM

Do You Have What it Takes for A Hover Challenge

Take the Hover Challenge and find out at Heli Air Gloucester on 30th September 2017.

The challenge consists of a 20 minute hands on flight experience in an Robinson R22 helicopter. During your flight you will be challenged to hover the helicopter!

Simple?… well you can find out at Heli Air Gloucester where the series contestants each faced the same test.

You can also add a bit of extra competition to your challenge by bringing a friend and letting Heli Air judge who’s the best!

Each flight lasts 20 minutes and costs £149.00 with a discount rate for your friend of £130.00