Bell Helicopter on Monday officially turned over the keys, as it were, of the Bell 47 helicopter to Scott's Helicopter Services, a Bell-approved customer service facility in La Sueur, Minnesota. Pictured are Bell's Danny Maldonado (left) and Scott Churchill, president of Scott's Helicopter.
The event took place during this year's Heli-Expo conference, which I helped cover for Flight International
First produced 1946, there were more than 5,600 Bell 47s produced in the 28 years of production to 1974, more than 900 of which are still flying. Since Scott's now owns the type certificate, the new name of the venerable ship is the Scott's Bell 47.
Still don't know what a Bell 47 is? Watch the video. I take no responsibility for you getting this song stuck in your head...