Heli- Logging Costs
Estimated Subcontract Costs to Fell, Fly and Chase, (does not include mobilization, or profit and risk)

80% Yellow Poplar, 20% Red Oak (wood density, #/bf, plays a major role in helilogging costs)

$/MBF Int 1/4"= 1000/(6.52-.000926(Flight Dist, ft.- 1300))
$/MBF Doyle= 1000/(5.31-.000755(Flight Dist, ft.-1300))

Ref. "Hurricane Fran Helicopter Salavge Case Study"; 1997 COFE; Sloan - see additional link
Flight Dist, ft 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000
$/MBF Int 1/4" $147 $158 $170 $185 $202 $249 $323
$/MBF Doyle $181 $194 $209 $227 $248 $306 $397



Mobilization Costs will run $15 - $30. MBF Doyle; Profit & Risk allowance is reasonable at 5 - 15% of fell & fly