Canadian Warplanes 7: Bell 412CF

(RCAF Photo)

Bell 412CF, Reg. No. C-FYZR, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, one of 100 custom-built CH-146 Griffon utility transport helicopters for the CF.

The Bell 412CF provides the second level of helicopter training in the Royal Canadian Air Force prior to trainees earning their wings. With glass cockpit displays, a flight management system and a weather radar, the Bell 412CF is used to prepare pilots for their future flying operations on the CH-146 Griffon, CH-147F Chinook, CH-148 Cyclone or CH-149 Cormorant. The Bell 412CF is a development of the Bell 212, with the major difference being the composite four-blade main rotor.

(Tyler Brenot Photo)

Bell 412 CF Reg. No. C-FYZL being used as a trainer helicopter for Griffon pilots. Photo taken during an army demonstration at the 2009 Portage-la-Prairie air show.

(Mike Kaehler Photo)

Bell 412CF, RCAF (Serial No. 146404), Reg. No. C-FYZK, currently flown by KF Aerospace at Southport, Manitoba, to support RCAF pilot training.

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