Helicopter Bell 47G-B3-1

The RARCC is organizing to have two Bell 47G-B3-1 helicopters stationed and operative on Kri island. The hope to by mid 2015 to use the Bell’s to monitor the area, support scientific expeditions and support missionaries in the interior of Papua.

The Bell helicopters increase the possibilities and accessibilities of monitoring the area and detecting illegal activities in the larger Raja Ampat archipelago, such as fin fishing of sharks, logging of tropical forest, and others. When discovering and identifying illegal activities, official authorities can be alarmed to stop these actions.

The Bell helicopters can support scientific expeditions, by transporting scientists to remote areas where they can do research in different research fields of interest, such as unidentified animals, insects, plants.

The Bell helicopters will also be used in collaboration with Adventist Aviation, New Tribes Mission, as well as Lentera Papua. Activities are to reach isolated tribes, to transport missionaries and supplies to these remote areas besides training Papuans in aviation and mechanics.

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