Bell 206

Bell TH-67A Creek


The Bell 206B-3 was the winner of the 1993 US Army's New Training Helicopter ( NTH ) competition.
In 1992 the Army sought a replacement for the UH-1Hs that were being used at the Army Aviation Center. A request for proposal was advertised that resulted with four manufacturers submitting 5 entries for evaluation. American Eurocopter with two separate entries based on the AS350, Enstrom, Schweizer 330 and the Bell 206BIII. Schweizer was eliminated. Enstrom was determined not a suitable instrument trainer and the AS350s were too costly from both lack of early delivery and per hour costs. Bell manufactured the aircraft at Mirabel Canada. They were initially flown to completion centers Premier Aviation at Arlington, Texas with later ones to Edwards Aircraft in Tenn for missionization. The Army operates the TH-67 as public use and they carry US registrations, are maintained by a civilian contractor to maintain US airworthiness standards. They are owned by the Army and are not leased.TH-67s are used for primary, instrument and basic combat skills training at Fort Rucker from Cairns Army Airfield and Shell Army Heliport. They are used nowhere else in the US Army. There have been foreign military sales.

Model News

Sixty TH-67 Trainer Helicopters to Colombia, 05-Aug-19 : US Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) sent 60 Bell TH-67A Creek (Bell 206B-3) training helicopters to the Regional Helicopter Training Center in Melgar, Colombia under Title 10, Section 333 authority: support foreign countries in counter-illicit drug trafficking operations. Each helicopter valued $25,000

First UH-72A Lakota in Trainer Configuration Delivered, 27-Mar-15 : The US Army received first UH-72A Lakota from production line configured as initial-entry training helicopter. Newest helicopter will join seven Lakotas already modified to training configuration

List of Operators of Bell TH-67A Creek

From Organisation with model TH-67A Creek
usa Bell Helicopter
    206 1962/   
usa US Army Aviation
    206 2326 1968/16
usa US Army Aviation
    137 1993/   
taiwan Taiwan Army
    30 1996/   
colombia Fuerza Aerea Colombiana
    60 2019/   

usa State of Alabama
usa State of Arkansas
usa US Forest Service
Construction Numbers on database of TH-67A Creek