Cloud 9 Helicopters operate a broad range of helicopters:
Robinson R22, Robinson R44, Schweizer 300 CBI, MD 500 E, Bell 206 BIII and Agusta A109 S
Robinson R22 Beta II - Light Training Helicopter
The dependable reliable R22 is the most popular training helicopter in the world. Powered by a Lycoming 0-360 engine that is de rated to 124 HP for safety and durability.
Cloud 9 Helicopters LLC ONLY operates the newer model Beta II variants of this trainer, all of our R22 aircraft are less than 4 years old.
Currently we have 11 R22's of which 2 are equipped for FAA Instrument Training. Being a Robinson Factory Approved Service and Repair Facility ensures that down time is kept to an absolute minimum and aircraft availability for students is never and issue.
Our current rates for the R22 are $245 per hour Solo, $265 per hour Dual (VFR) and $275 per hour Dual (IFR) including fuel with no surcharges.
Schweizer 300 CB/CBI - Training Helicopter
We own 2 CBI and 1 CB 300 series Schweizer Helicopter. The CB 300 series (HU 269) are proven to be exceptionally safe aircraft and have a higher seat weight limit than the R22 permitting us to fly with heavier students or taller students who may struggle to comfortably fit in the R22.
2 of our 3 Schweizer aircraft are equipped for IFR training.
Another huge benefit from operating these machines is that students get exposed to fully articulated rotor systems early in thier training, again we maintain our aircraft 'in house' using factory trained maintenance specialists to maximise aircraft serviceability rates.
Our current rates for the Schweizer CB/CBI are $280 solo, $300 per hour Dual (VFR) and $310 per hour Dual (IFR) including fuel with no surcharges.
Robinson R44 - Training / Utility Series
We own and operate 3 R44 Series aircraft, one fuel injected with emergency floats and two aircraft that are equipped for IFR training.
The R44 is a true multi - role helicopter providing an outstanding training platform, a solid passenger transport aircraft for Corporate Charter, a highly capable photo / videography aircraft, the perfect survey ship or as an agricultural platform for operations such as aerial application.
The R44 is incredibly reliable with very docile handling characteristics, predicatable operating costs and excellent performance.
Our current rates for the R44 are $475 per hour for all operations (VFR/IFR training and Commercial Operations EXCEPT aerial application).
MD 500 E - Utility / Training Aircraft
The E Model MD 500 is a powerful, agile, multi role Light Turbine Utility Helicopter capable of lifting an awesome 2,000 pound load.
We use the MD 500 for a wide variety of operations including, Turbine Transitions, Photography / Videography, Long Line (External Load), Night Vision Goggle Training, Instrument Training, Aerial Application, Survey (pipeline/poweline/wildlife) and Commercial Utility Work.
This machine is fully Night Vision Goggle Compliant, has an HSI, a Garmin 430 GPS, Film Steps, Wire Strike Kit and an external Cargo Hook.
Our current rate for the MD 500 E is $850 per hour with a small discount for block time purchases.
Bell 206 BIII (Jet Ranger)
The Jet Ranger is the backbone of our Part 135 Charter Fleet, it is a VIP 5 place Turbine Helicopter with a brand new interior, air conditioning and a modern avionics fitment including a Garmin 530 GPS, Satellite Weather and Traffic Collision Advisory and XM music.
This aircraft will cruise at 100 kts getting you rapidly to your destination in comfort.
Our current rate for Charter or Sightseeing Tours is $895 per hour
Agusta A109 S 'Grand'
The Agusta Westland Grand is truly the Ferrari of helicopters. This incredible VVIP Aircraft is an 8 Place, Twin Engine, IFR Certified aircraft that will cruise comfortably close to 200 miles per hour.
The 'Grand' is the ultimate in luxury VIP transportation possessing the exceptional safety of 2 engines and full IFR certification.
Our current rate for the A109 S helicopter is $3,000 per hour.