Interstate Helicopters Bell H-47G Sioux
First Albuquerque Visit: 1965
The Bell 47 is a single-rotor single-engine light helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. The most common model, the 47G, was introduced in 1953 and can be recognized by the full “soap-bubble” style canopy, exposed welded-tube tail boom, saddle fuel tanks, and skid landing gear.
The Bell H-47G helicopter, N-8462-E, was flown by Interstate Helicopters in the Albuquerque area. It was used for general contract work, search and rescues. In 1965, the helicopter was used to carry materials during the construction of the Sandia Tramway’s support towers. Several other local outfits flew this type of helicopter with the one below belonging to Rocky Mountain Helicopters.
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