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NOTE:  This page covers the CH-139 Jet Ranger during the time when the fleet carried only Canadian Forces serial numbers.  Their history after moving to the civil register in 1992/1993 is covered on another page.

 

If anyone has more information on these helicopters during their time in Central America with the 89 LOHU / 89 RWAU, I would love to hear from you.

                                                                                                                                           

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

139301

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3324

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1992 Dragonflies demonstration team, the last year this team performed.

 

last date: 13 November 1922 - To civil register as C-FTHA (which see)

139302

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3325

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1992 Dragonflies demonstration team, the last year this team performed.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHB (which see)

139303

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3339

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHC (which see)

139304

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3340

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHJ (which see)

139305

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3351

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 13 April 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHK (which see)

139306

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3352

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 1 February 1993 - To civil register as C-FTHL (which see)

139307

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3357

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 13 April 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHM (which see)

139308

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3358

 

 

 

 

first date: 13 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1992 Dragonflies demonstration team, the last year this team performed.  One of 8 CH-139 helicopters used in Honduras c.1990 to 1992 for Operation Sultan, Canadian Forces support for the UN mission disarming former rebels in that country.  Operated by No. 89 Light Observation Helicopter Unit (later 89 Rotary Wing Aviation Unit) in all white scheme, from bases in Honduras and Nicaragua.  Displayed at 1990 Abbotsford airshow in UN markings.

 

last date: 13 April 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHN (which see)

139309

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3381

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1992 Dragonflies demonstration team, the last year this team performed.

 

last date: 15 July 1993 - To civil register as C-FTHP (which see)

139310

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3382

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  One of 8 CH-139 helicopters used in Honduras c.1990 to 1992 for Operation Sultan, Canadian Forces support for the UN mission disarming former rebels in that country.  Operated by No. 89 Light Observation Helicopter Unit (later 89 Rotary Wing Aviation Unit) in all white scheme, from bases in Honduras and Nicaragua.

 

last date: 17 December 1993 - To civil register as C-FTHQ (which see)

139311

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3387

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Also used by Flying Instructor School at Portage.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHR (which see)

139312

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3388

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHV (which see)

139313

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3390

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.  Flew in the 1992 Dragonflies demonstration team, the last year this team performed.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHW (which see)

139314

Bell

 

CH-139

 

Jet Ranger III

 

206B-3

3391

 

 

 

 

first date: 19 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at CFB Portage, Manitoba.

 

last date: 29 September 1992 - To civil register as C-FTHX (which see)


This data has come from a variety of sources, and may contain all sorts of errors. In the future, I will add a complete list of references. For now, some recent Internet references can be found at the links below.  I would welcome any corrections or additions you may have. Contact me using the link below.


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