HeliBacon’s Bell 212 Helicopter

HeliBacon’s Bell 212 helicopter is the optimal choice for our Texas Helicopter Hog Hunting expeditions and Aerial Machine Gun Experience! With FAA Transport Type Category A certification, the twin engine 212 is a monster in the skies. With supreme handling, a top cruising speed of 150 mph, extreme level of reliability and an open cabin, our 212 is sure to position you and your crew for the most memorable experience offered in Texas!

HeliBacon  |  888-505-2981  |  6120 E. State Hwy 21  |  Bryan, Texas 77808

HeliBacon’s Bell 212 Helicopter

HeliBacon is proud to fly a Bell 212 medium category, transport certified, twin engine utility aircraft. In addition to twin PT-6 turbine engines, the Bell 212 features a huge array of fully redundant systems. One of the original roles of 212 helicopters was offshore transport to drilling rigs and platforms. Bell designed the 212 with the highest degree of safety in mind. Over 60 nations have adopted the 212 for national defense forces. Today 212 helicopters are used in high altitude, mountainous terrain for firefighting and other remote utility work. HeliBacon’s 212 is a HP (high performance) model, with Category A engines giving it the capability of Performance Class 1 flight on a single engine. When flying low over the tree tops, twin engines maximize safety. HeliBacon’s 212 is the largest and most robust helicopter operated by any Helicopter Hog Hunting company.

General Bell 212 characteristics

  • Crew: 2-4 (minimum 1 pilot, 2 pilots for IFR, pilot and crew chief for gunship mode)
  • Capacity: 14 passengers in transport configuration, 6 shooters in gunship configuration
  • Seat Weight Limit: No individual seat weight limit
  • Maximum Gross weight: 11,200 lbs (5,080 kg)
  • Empty weight: 6,500 lbs (2,948 kg)
  • Maximum Payload: 4,700 lbs (2,131 kg)
  • Maximum External Load: 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)
  • Length: 57 ft 1.68 in (17.43 m)
  • Width: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 7 in (3.83 m)
  • Fuel capacity: 220 US gallons (279 l) or 1,450 lbs
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3B turboshaft, 1,800 shp (1,342 kW)
  • Main rotor diameter: 48 ft (14.64 m)
  • Tail rotor Diameter: 8 ft 6 in (2.6 m)


  • Cruise speed: 100 knots (115 mph, 186 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 130 knots (150 mph, 241 km/h)
  • Range: 237 nmi (273 mi, 439 km)
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,745 ft/min (532 m/min)
  • Fuel Consumption: 110 US gallons (416 l) 732 lbs per hour
  • HeliBacon’s 212 is an HP (high performance) model, with Category A engines giving it the capability of Performance Class 1 flight on a single engine

Installed Equipment

  • BLR Fastfin
  • Aerodynamics steps
  • Dart Bear Paws
  • Axnes wireless intercom
  • M134 Minigun power system and pilot controlled master arm switch


HeliBacon maintains the Bell 212 in top condition with Helicopter Services Inc, Houston’s very finest professional and dedicated maintenance facility. HeliBacon fully complies with all FAA Airworthiness Directives and manufacturer recommended Service Bulletins. HeliBacon prides itself on the quality of care shown to the aircraft. If you are concerned about the condition of the aircraft, know that you’re in good hands with HeliBacon. Feel free to contact Mike Crossland with HSI for reference checks on HeliBacon’s standard of maintenance. We take quality aircraft maintenance very seriously and you should too!


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