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IN LOGGING By speeding up the layout of new roads, the Bell Trooper literally puts the road on the show (and after it's built, simplifies inspection of slides, washouts, etc., especially after storms). From the Bell's clear plexiglas bubble the surveyor may study land configurations from horizon to horizon. For the close-ups, his Bell simply drops down and hovers or lands at the problem area. A good example of this Bell mobility was the plotting of a 24- mile stretch of road through heavy timber in Canada. On the assignment, the Trooper made two full runs over the route and numerous landings, yet total flying time was only three hours, total cost $300, and the job was wrapped up in one day. The same job by foot would have taken ten days, required establishment of a bush camp, and cost several thousands. But look at these other jobs the Bell has also mastered. Needing no roads or runways, able to land on any terrain, this helicopter lets supervisors junket all over a logging area, reach distant sites every day without wasted time. It gives observers a movable perch from which to control log drives, spot log jams, inspect timber for disease . . . and to scout new shows and assess water reservoirs. Better than any airplane known, the Bell stocks camps from a
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