Bell OH-58C Kiowa

The OH-58C, is a four-place, single-main rotor, light helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine.  It has a 2-bladed main rotor and a 2-bladed tail rotor.  Maximum gross weight of the helicopter is 3200 lbs.  It is equipped with fixed, skid type landing gear.  The main rotor flight controls are hydraulically boosted and the cyclic control incorporates a force gradient trim system.  The school has two aircraft, both of which are instrumented for performance and flying qualities with real time displays on board and solid state recording systems for more detailed post-flight analysis.