General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Doug Johnson on May 18, 2015, 04:19:08 AM

Title: c/n 1436, N461FM
Post by: Doug Johnson on May 18, 2015, 04:19:08 AM
7 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.

Previous posts about N461FM or anything click on  Enter ?

c/n 1436, built 02/71 as model H-295, original registry N6482V (Jaars 25th Helio of 46) named ''Tonya'' dereg export '72, HC-AYJ Ecuador Instituto Linguistico de Verano (Jaars) dereg '82, export N31299 Jaars installs 26 STCs includes energy absorbing seats with Brownline tracks cargo pod & aerodynamic enhancement speed mod (STC SA00788AT) 3,800lb up-Gross & Cargo door dereg '96, export PK-JAA Yayasan Jasa Aviasi Indonesia  (YAJASI), Sentani airport accident landing no details @ unknown area 09/99, accident while landing with strong tailwind on one way airport, unable to stop before hitting a low retaining wall with prop pilot initiated a deliberate ground loop minor dramage @ unknown area 11/05, dereg '11, export rereg N461FM Jaars NC placed a/c in the  'Missions at the Airport Program' (MATA) replacing N61JA

                    Video   as PK-JAA
                     Video  as N461FM

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

The next 2 photos taken during reassembly shortly after arriving at Waxhaw NC after export from Indonesia.
Title: Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
Post by: Doug Johnson on August 19, 2016, 01:21:05 PM
added a couple pics
Title: Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on November 06, 2019, 09:39:32 AM
Found a recent picture of c/n 1434, so decided to add it to the end of picture lineup above.

I heard a while back that Jaars was going to reduce their air show fleet to one Helio, then I heard
they were going to reduce the fleet to two c/n 1434 and c/n 558.

Anyone willing to tell what the story is?
Title: Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
Post by: Kevin Dunn on November 07, 2019, 09:51:21 AM

From what I have been told the JAARS Helio fleet reduction is due to several factors. (1) They no longer fly them outside the US so they do not need to train/maintain proficiency for numerous pilots. (2) They are still a very viable tool for initial pilot evaluation and a heavy tailwheel trainer (in preparation for flying a PC6). (3) They maintain a schedule of events (which include Helio demo flights, rides, etc) around the country on an annual basis for the purpose of promoting JAARS and what they do overseas that includes Oshkosh and Sun n Fun. However, they only need two airplanes to meet the need. Clear as mud??

I know that 558 was chosen as one of the two because while is was their R&D airplane for a lot of years, it is a low time airframe. Around 3000 hours if I remember correctly.

That is the story as I know it.