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GFC Bell 407 Helicopter

By CHRIS DILLEY, Senior Correspondent | January 14, 2021 | GEORGIA

Story No. 011521103

A Georgia Forestry Commission Bell 407 helicopter was photographed operating out of the Waycross-Ware County Airport. This aircraft was manufactured in 2000 and is powered by a Allision Model 250 engine, has a max takeoff weight of 6,000 pounds and cruises over 150 mph. This helicopter uses a 200-gallon bambi bucket to assist with wildfire suppression missions.

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