Royal Canadian Air Force Griffon helicopter lands at the Philippine Army 3 Infantry Division Headquarters during Operation RENAISSANCE in Jamindan, Philippines (December photo by MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
The Bell 412 helicopter introduces rotary wing pilot candidates to the world of advanced twin-engine helicopter operations. The RCAF flies the military pattern of this helicopter under the name Griffon.
Royal Canadian Air Force Bell CH-146 Griffon: Search and Rescue / Tactical Aviation Aircraft. The aircraft can carry up to 13 people (two pilots, a flight engineer and 10 passengers) and has a maximum gross weight of nearly 5,400 kilograms. The Griffon can reach speeds up to 260 kilometres per hour.
Bell Griffon is the Canadian military variant of the Bell a multi-use utility helicopter. The is used in a wide variety of roles, including aerial firepower, reconnaissance, search and rescue and aero-mobility tasks.
Canadian Forces Bell Griffon helicopters operate in the Philippines during Operation RENAISSANCE, Canada’s contribution to the disaster relief mission in that country.Photos by Corporal Darcy Lefebvre, Canadian Forces Combat Camera.