When considering a helicopter for sale there are a number of factors that need to be taken into account. From the initial purchase price to component times and maintenance costs it is essential that you understand the full picture of what you are buying. This will enable you to make the best decision and find a helicopter that is right for you.
There are a huge variety of helicopters for sale that are new and used but it is important to choose the type of aircraft that is appropriate for the role you have in mind. The use of a good broker can help to narrow down the options and make the process much easier.
The world’s most expensive helicopter is the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion used by the US Marines at a cost of $95M each. This behemoth of the skies can lift 20,000kg/44,000lbs and is capable of carrying 82 passengers and crew.
Purchasing a new helicopter can be expensive so it is worth looking into the option of buying a pre-owned one as it can save you money. However it is important to understand the difference between a good deal and a great one. When looking at a pre-owned helicopter for sale you will need to ensure that all the components have been serviced on time and that the aircraft has not been damaged or otherwise abused. A thorough inspection will also be needed to determine if the helicopter is fit for purpose and whether any work needs to be carried out before it can be flown.
A helicopter for sale can be a fantastic investment and can be used for a wide variety of purposes. For example, it can be a great way to travel for business or pleasure and can easily be used for filming, search and rescue, police work or medical emergencies. It can also be a fun family activity that can help build confidence and improve flying skills.
There is a huge range of helicopters for sale including helicopter kits and DIY kit helicopters that can be built at home. The cheapest factory-built helicopter is the Helicycle which costs around $67,000 and is a single-seat, gas turbine-powered helicopter.
If you are looking for a helicopter that is easy to fly and can carry up to four people then the Robinson R44 Raven II could be the perfect choice. This popular aircraft is also easy to maintain and is available on the used market at a fraction of the cost of a new model.
Sloane Helicopters are the UK Dealer for Robinson Helicopters and have a long history of selling both new and pre-owned helicopters. We have extensive knowledge of the entire product portfolio and can offer expert advice on purchasing a helicopter that meets your requirements.