A $2.5 million dollar* 1997 Bell 407 is used to rescue a speedflyer with broken ankles.
*base price before installation of medical equipment.
Powered by a single Rolls-Royce/Allison 250-C47, this helicopter uses a revolutionary composite hub and 4-blade assembly without specified life limits. The composite blades are said to provide a smoother ride, making it a top choice for severely injured soaring parachutists lucky enough to have one available. Talk about tough, in 2007, Colin Bodill and Jennifer Murray flew a Bell 407 around the world, crossing both the Arctic and Antarctic poles!