Helicopter Tours With Heli Tours in Sri Lanka.

Helitours Sri Lanka, the air passage transport unit of SLAF Sri Lanka Air Force operates helicopter tours Discover Serendipity. Helitours Sri Lanka, the largest and premier domestic air service in Sri Lanka launched to meet the needs of domestic air service in Sri Lanka in the year 1972. Helitours aim is to offer domestic air passage services for the general public at lowest possible air fares.

Helitours completed its 200th flight on 24th March 2010. Helitours is also expected to create another historic milestone when it eventually becomes the first domestic aviation body to introduce scheduled flights using helicopters.

Helitours, the brainchild of Air Marshal Paddy Mendis, incorporated as a strategic business unit of SLAF in the year 1972, restricted to essential military equipments for three decades, has now geared towards the growing civilian demand in the backdrop of tourism boom in Sri Lanka, taking domestic air travel to new heights.

Operator: Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), Sri Lanka
Helitours Base: Ratmalana air base of Sri Lanka Air Force

City Office: Helitours with a new-look and state-of-the-art office is located at No. 395, Galle Road, Colombo 03 (Colpetty) in front of Abans complex.
Airport Office: Helitours' ticket counter established at the CMB Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
Ticket counters: Air Force Headquarters at Colombo, Jaffna, Ratmalana and Trincomalee.
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Rates

Price Guide

SECTOR Day Depart ChkIn Rtn ChkIn Adult $ Child $ Adult $-
(Two way)
Child $-
(Two way)
Ratmalana - Palaly Mon 0730 0600 1530 1330 USD 80 USD 40 USD 160 USD 80
Ratmalana - Palaly Wed 0700 0600 1530 1330 USD 80 USD 40 USD 160 USD 80
Ratmalana - Palaly Fri 0730 0600 1530 1330 USD 80 USD 40 USD 160 USD 80
Ratmalana - Trincomalee Mon 0730 0600 1615 1515 USD 45 USD 25 USD 85 USD 45
Ratmalana - Trincomalee Wed 0700 0600 1615 1515 USD 45 USD 25 USD 85 USD 45
Ratmalana - Trincomalee Fri 0730 0600 1615 1515 USD 45 USD 25 USD 85 USD 45
Trincomalee - Palaly Mon 0845 0745 1530 1330 USD 40 USD 20 USD 75 USD 40
Trincomalee - Palaly Fri 0845 0745 1530 1330 USD 40 USD 20 USD 75 USD 40
Ratmalana - Batticaloa Tue 0800 0700 1400 1300 USD 40 USD 25 USD 85 USD 45
Ratmalana - Ampara Tue 0800 0700 1430 1330 USD 40 USD 25 USD 85 USD 45

Y 12

General characteristics
* Crew: 2.
* Capacity: 17 passengers.
* Length: 18.86 m (48 ft 9 in).
* Wingspan: 17.24 m (56 ft 6 in).
* Height: 5.68 m (18 ft 7 in).
* Wing area: 34.27 m (368.9 ft).
* Airfoil: LS(1)-0417.
* Empty weight: 2,840 kg[26] (6,621 lb).
* Max. takeoff weight: 5,300 kg (11,684 lb).
* Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop, 462 kW (620 hp) each.

Performance
* Maximum speed: 328 km/h (177 knots, 204 mph) at 3,000m (9,840 ft) (max cruise).
* Cruise speed: 250 km/h (135 knots, 155 mph) at 3,000m (9,840 ft) (econ cruise).
* Range: 1,340 km (723 NM, 832 mi) at econ cruise, 45 min reserves.
* Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft).
* Rate of climb: 8.1 m/s (1,595 ft/min).

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MI 17

General characteristics
* Crew: Three two pilots and one engineer.
* Capacity: 30 troops or 12 stretchers or 4,000 kg (8,820 lb) cargo internally /5,000 kg (11,023 lb) externally slung.
* Length: 18.465 m (60 ft 7 in).
* Rotor diameter: 21.25 m (69 ft 10 in).
* Height: 4.76 m (15 ft 7 in).
* Disc area: 356 m (3,834 ft).
* Empty weight: 7,489 kg (16,510 lb).
* Loaded weight: 11,100 kg (24,470 lb).
* Max. takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb).
* Powerplant: 2 Klimov TV3-117VM turboshafts, 1,633 kW (2,190 shp) each.

Performance
* Maximum speed: 250 km/h (135 knots, 155 mph).
* Range: 465 km (251 nmi, 289 mi) (standard fuel).
* Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,690 ft).
* Rate of climb: 8 m/s[citation needed] (1,575 ft/min).

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MA 60

General characteristics
* Crew: 2.
* Capacity: 60 passengers.
* Length: 24.71 m (81 ft 0 in).
* Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 9 in).
* Height: 8.86 m (29 ft 0 in).
* Wing area: 75.0 m (807 ft).
* Empty weight: 13,700 kg (30,203 lb).
* Max. takeoff weight: 21,800 kg (48,060 lb).
* Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J Turboprop, 2,051 kW (2,750 shp) each.

Performance
* Maximum speed: 514 km/h (278 knots, 319 mph).
* Cruise speed: 430 km/h (232 knots, 267 mph) (econ cruise speed).
* Range: 1,600 km (864 nmi, 994 mi).
* Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft).

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BEll 412

General characteristics
* Crew: 1-2 pilots.
* Capacity: up to 13 passengers, maximum external load of 4,500 lb (2,040 kg).
* Length: 56 ft 1 in (17.1 m).
* Rotor diameter: 46 ft (14.0 m).
* Height: 15 ft (4.6 m).
* Disc area: 1,662 ft (154.4 m).
* Empty weight: 6,789 lb (3,079 kg).
* Max. takeoff weight: 11,900 lb (5,397 kg).
* Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3BE Twin-Pac turboshafts, 900 shp (671 kW) each.
* Fuselage length: 43 ft (13.1 m).

Performance
* Maximum speed: 140 knots (161 mph, 259 km/h).
* Cruise speed: 122 knots (140 mph, 226 km/h).
* Range: 402 nmi (463 mi, 745 km).
* Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m).
* Rate of climb: 1,350 ft/min (6.86 m/s).
* Power/mass: 0.2663 hp/lb (437 W/kg).

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Bell 212

General characteristics
* Crew: 1 (two for IFR operation).
* Capacity: 14.
* Length: 57 ft 1.68 in (17.43 m).
* Rotor diameter: 48 ft (14.64 m).
* Height: 12 ft 6.83 in (3.83 m).
* Disc area: 1,809.5 ft (168.3 m).
* Empty weight: 6529.4 lb (2961.7 kg).
* Max. takeoff weight: 11,200 lb (5,080 kg).
* Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T-3 or -3B turboshaft, 1,800 shp (1,342 kW).

Performance
* Never exceed speed: 120 knots (138 mph, 223 km/h).
* Maximum speed: 120 knots (138 mph, 223 km/h).
* Cruise speed: 100 knots (115 mph, 186 km/h).
* Range: 237 nm (439 km).
* Service ceiling: 17,400 ft (5,305 m).
* Rate of climb: 1,745 ft/min (532 m/min).
* Disc loading: 6.19 lb/ft (30.22 kg/m).

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BELL 206

General characteristics
* Crew: 1 pilot.
* Capacity: 4 passengers.
* Length: 39 ft 8 in (12.11 m).
* Rotor diameter: 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m).
* Height: 9 ft 4 in (2.83 m).
* Disc area: 872 ft (81.1 m).
* Empty weight: 1,713 lb (777 kg).
* Max. takeoff weight: 3,200 lb (1,451 kg).
* Powerplant: 1 Allison 250-C20B turboshaft, 450 shp Derated to 317 shp due to drivetrain limitations (310 kW).

Performance
* Maximum speed: 130 knots (224 km/h, 139 mph).
* Range: 374 nmi (430 mi, 693 km).
* Service ceiling: 13,500 ft (4,115 m).
* Rate of climb: 1,350 ft/min (6.9 m/s).
* Disc loading: 4 lb/ft (177 N/m).
* Power/mass: 0.26 hp/lb (420 W/kg).

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AN-32B

General characteristics
* Crew: 3.
* Capacity: 42 paratroopers/50 passengers/24 Casualties on stretcher with three medical personnel.
* Length: 23.78 m (78 ft 0 in).
* Wingspan: 29.20 m (95 ft 9 in).
* Height: 8.75m (28 ft 8 in).
* Wing area: 75 m (807 ft).
* Empty weight: 16,800 kg (37,038 lb).
* Max. takeoff weight: 27,000 kg (59,400 lb).
* Powerplant: 2 ZMKB Progress AI-20DM turboprop, 3,812 kW (5,112 ehp) each.

Performance
* Maximum speed: 530 km/h (286 knots, 329 mph).
* Cruise speed: 470 km/h (254 knots, 292 mph) (econ cruise).
* Range: 2,500 km (1,350 nmi, 1,553 mi).
* Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,165 ft).

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