The Bell 206 Series and 407 Left Seat Pilot Kit allows pilots to fly the Bell 206 and 407 helicopters in standard category from the left seat without a Pilot-In-Command being in the right seat.
Section 1 (Limitations) of the Bell 206 Series and 407 Flight Manuals state, “Minimum flight crew consists of one pilot who shall operate helicopter from right crew seat.” Paravion®‘s Left Seat Pilot Kit overcomes this limitation with an easy equipment installation that weighs less than 1 lb. and takes only a few hours to complete. Along with all hardware necessary for the installation, the kit includes a Flight Manual Supplement stating that the helicopter may be operated by a single crewmember from the left crew seat. This becomes very useful when conducting such operations as presales flights with non-rated pilots, long-line work, fire fighting, law enforcement, and aerial survey. When multi-pilot operations are required, the pilot in command can now operate from either pilot location. Bell 206 and 407 operators will find the Paravion Left Seat Pilot Kit indispensable.
The Left Seat Pilot Kit is FAA/STC’ed for the Bell 206 Series and 407. The Bell 206 Series installation requires that an engine automatic re-ignition system be installed in the aircraft.