|Bell TH-67 "Creek"|
Selected March 1993 as US Army NTH (New Training Helicopter) choice to replace UH-1 at pilot training school, Fort Rucker, Alabama (223 Aviation Regiment at Cairns AAF and 212 Aviation Regiment at Lowe AHP). Instructor and pupil in front seats; plans abandoned for second pupil to be seated at the rear, observing flight instruments by closed-circuit TV screen mounted on back of right-hand front seat. Powered by Rolls-Royce (formerly Allison) 250- C20JN engine. First batch included nine cockpit procedures trainers outfitted by Frasca International; three configurations: VFR, IFR, and VFR with IFR provision.
TH-67 features also include dual controls, crashworthy seats, five-point seat restraints, heavy-duty battery, particle separator, bleed air heater, heavy-duty skid shoes and enlarged instrument panel. IFR version additionally possesses force trim system, auxiliary electrical system and is FAA certified for dual pilot operation. Also supplied to Taiwan Army, based at Gwe-Ren.
Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2004-2005