General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Doug Johnson on May 01, 2015, 04:35:47 AM

Title: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: Doug Johnson on May 01, 2015, 04:35:47 AM
3 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 1282, built 09/67 as model H-295 export registry 8R-GCU Guyana Defense Force withdrawn from use, stored Port Kaituma airstrip sold '79, Anthony Tiri (B&B Vineyards) NJ imported as c/n 1282 sold '82, (The Company) Partners: J. W. Fowler, A. E. Corsini & Dean Tremain KS reg as N2267Z installed 3,800lb up-gross sold '84, Jomax inc (W. Lomax) AK sold '86, Joe Terrell AK (Terell Construction 2nd Helio of 3) sold '93, H. Watt & Scott Inc AK sold '96, Inland Aviation (Steve Hill) Aniak AK placed on floats (placed in restricted category external loads AK only), reg expired '13, estate Inland Aviation (son in law Mike Renfro) AK rereg 04/14, Michael Renfro Bethel, AK

for sale 11/15 $185K

There is some speculation that after the Guyana Defense Force removed c/n 1282 from service, it was surplussed to The "Jim Jones Koolaid Cult" because c/n 1282 and c/n 1233 were stored at Port Kaituma Airstrip which is sometimes referred to as the Jim Jones Airpark.
There were also some deaths associated with the cult at the Airport. I was unable to verify anything but the fact that the two Helios were at the Airport.
If they had been given to the cult when the possessions of the Cult were disposed of after the mass suicide pact, c/n 1282 and c/n 1233 reverted back to The Guyana Police Commissioner who sold them to Anthony Tiri.

Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: Doug Johnson on November 19, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
Anyone have the latest on this Helio

found this add dated 11/15

Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: RCarter on February 28, 2017, 12:04:55 AM
This one is still for sale.  Currently being sold by Alaska Aircraft Sales.  Asking price is 120k.  Price is getting more reasonable than the previous and almost laughable 185k
Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on February 28, 2017, 06:04:35 AM
I recently found this photo and added it to my collection. Interesting background appears to be lake hood Anchorage, AK.

I just noticed the top picture was one I took while shopping for a Helio in '93, I'm surprised I don't have more photos, they must have gotten lost over the years. It was owned by Joe Terrell at the time and he wanted more money than I could afford at the time. I wound up buying c/n 1233 which was the other one of the two brought back from from British Guiana.

Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: xeyes on February 28, 2017, 07:17:39 PM
I talked Renfro about this Helio, He said if his pilots didn't fly them like cessna's he would have a whole fleet of them. He couldn't afford to have a designated Helio pilot. If it didn't sell before hunting seasion he was going to put it back into service.
Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: xeyes on May 23, 2018, 01:08:12 AM
  My buddy picked up 2267Z and is in the process of giving the old girl a little face lift starting with a new dash panel,inter fire wall, had all 6 seats  reupholstered, new Winsheild and changed the color
Title: Re: c/n 1282, N2267Z
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on June 11, 2018, 09:32:13 AM
Edit to history paragraph above Michael Renfro AK sold 11/17, Alan McHone AK installed new instument panel, reupholstered seats, new windshield

I finally got a current picture the coor or scheme hasn't changed as far as I can see?