SkyNews 9 HD
Jim Gardner

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD is Oklahoma’s fastest news helicopter, a Bell 407. A single engine chopper, Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD uses a four-blade, soft-in-plane design rotor with composite hub. This was originally developed for the United States Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter. Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD has three high definition cameras on board – one each in the nose, dash and tail so you get the action from all perspectives.

Helicopter Specifications

Speeds At Max Gross Weight
Max speed 161 mph
Max cruise 153 mph
Range at VLRC 380 miles
Max endurance 3.8 hrs
Standard seating 5
Standard fuel 127.8 US gal
Aux fuel 19 US gal
Empty Weight 2,691 lbs
Standard internal gross weight 5,000 lbs
Useful load, standard 2,309 lbs

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 Flies Over Police Pursuit In Yukon

Wednesday, February 20th 2019, 3:33 PM CST

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 Flies Over Scene Of House Fire In SW OKC

Thursday, December 20th 2018, 3:32 PM CST

Bob Mills SkyNews 9 Flies Over Crash Involving Semi On I-35

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 1:21 PM CST

WEB EXTRA: Bob Mills SkyNews 9 Flies Over Yukon House Fire

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 9:43 AM CST

Standard Specifications

  • All composite, four-blade rotor provides superior hover performance, speed and a smooth quiet ride
  • Standard bi-fold door with a 61 in (155 cm) opening for quick and easy loading and unloading
  • Exceptional useful payload capability of 2,332 lbs/1,058 kg
  • Spacious 85 ft3/2.4 m3 cabin that accommodates 6 passengers and is multi-mission capable
  • Demonstrated 140 kts/259 kph speed
  • Max range of 330 nm/611 km
  • Three High-def cameras on board: nose, dash and tail