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Title: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on January 28, 2017, 12:07:00 PM
Greetings to all Helio enthusiasts.

I have secured a spot in the Vintage Aircraft area for any Helio drivers wanting to attend, I'm looking for 5-6 airplanes. I have been in contact with EAA and Vintage and I am re-starting the Helio Type Club.

I need you to respond as soon as time permits to solidify a specific area for all Helio airplanes built from 1954 and up

Dates for Airventure 2017 are July 24-30, 2017

http://eaavintage.org/events/airventure/aircraft-judging/2016-awards/2016-contemporary-category-1956-1970-awards/

Cheers
Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: RCarter on January 28, 2017, 09:48:15 PM
Would love to me there with mine.  But distance and work will prevent it.  Some day I will have my plane at EAA. 

Thanks for putting this together, its good to know there will be a collection of Helio fans and planes there.
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: JamesCaird on January 29, 2017, 10:47:47 AM
Stephen-  I intend to make every effort to bring H-22 (N400HE) to Oshkosh this year.   It is the Allison powered H800 (very last Helio?) which flew for 7 years for Pima County (Tucson) Sherrifs' Department.  It is now on amphibs.  Would enjoy it if we can include it in  your lineup.   Keep us posted/  Cheers/ Bob Wallace
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on January 29, 2017, 12:51:56 PM
It is on fella's

Be there

"Mr. Helio"

Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: dwp123 on January 30, 2017, 10:23:31 PM
I would like to bring N40345 Helio Courier H800  serial H5 to EAA 2017 but i needed to find a tail wheel shimmy dampener system for H5.
If you can help call 603-616-9448      Thank You   Dave
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on January 31, 2017, 10:35:56 AM
I now have the Type Club for Helio in place and I am just finishing up an article for STOL Aircraft Magazine

Bring those Helio's and yes, you can park H-800/700 airplanes in the Vintage area..This has been confirmed

920-203-2079 is my cell

All for now

Cheers,
Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on February 01, 2017, 11:11:52 AM
Just got off the phone with Jay Jensen, N700AA

And he is coming with "Big Foot"

Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: virgule on February 01, 2017, 02:39:27 PM
I need you to respond as soon as time permits to solidify a specific area for all Helio airplanes built from 1955 and up

Mine was built in 1954!!! Are you going to accept me in the club??? The "Ol No 1" should be there.(http://)
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on February 01, 2017, 04:46:45 PM
I need you to respond as soon as time permits to solidify a specific area for all Helio airplanes built from 1955 and up

Mine was built in 1954!!! Are you going to accept me in the club??? The "Ol No 1" should be there.(http://)

Yes, of course, that Helio has a lot of history..

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on February 01, 2017, 07:40:04 PM
Here is the current list for Airventure 2017

N4121D, C-GOII, C-GOO1, N400HE, N40345, N44953, N700AA, and possible N68884

Keep you posted

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: JamesCaird on February 20, 2017, 12:21:49 PM
Hi Stephen-  Any update on the Helios to Vintage Aircraft for EAA Oshkosh 2017?  Still intending to bring N400HE (H22).  What reservations do any of us need to make individually with EAA?  Book tickets, etc?  Cheers/ Bob Wallace
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: andrewstolte on February 20, 2017, 12:24:36 PM
I am planning on attending Also
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on February 20, 2017, 02:03:31 PM
I have the Vintage area assigned for all Helio attendees, this was confirmed Saturday at the ski-plane Fly-In and there was no snow anywhere, it was 60 degrees on Saturday, and my 83 Dodge Ramcharger was the big hit out there.

Cheers,
Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: rmartell on February 21, 2017, 12:58:51 PM
Ill be there also Steve...with pictures only of Serial #1295. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: Kevin Dunn on May 23, 2017, 07:02:19 PM
Hey Steve,

What do we need to know for parking in the Vintage area with the rest of the Helios at OSH?  Planning on being there with N6463V. 

Kevin
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: Kevin Dunn on June 01, 2017, 03:18:45 PM
Steve,

If we park in the Vintage area can we still throw a tent under the wing or is it just parking?

Kevin
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: andrewstolte on June 01, 2017, 10:40:06 PM
Steve

Summer is almost over and I would like to start thinking about what we have planned at Oshkosh. Are we flying in together? Floatplanes allowed with the others? Can we camp under wing?

Thanks

Andrew
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 02, 2017, 02:31:02 PM
Parking area for Helio is as follows, bring the camping gear and by all means have a fabulous time. I will do my very best to accommodate everyone, I will have some other engagements happening and I just contacted Vintage Aircraft to have a write-up for the Gathering. Be sure to get your Vintage windscreen placards upon arrival. Tim Fox is well aware of the happening, if you need more info I'll make that happen. You can also pre-order them from VAA at  EAA.org and go to Vintage section for more of this. Float planes will be addressed and can park there as well. Contact Hannah @ 920-426-6110 if you need further assistance.

All for now at this writing

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 07, 2017, 10:23:08 AM
Update for Airventure 2017, Helio will be assembled in the Vintage area, those of you with straight floats will have to base at the Vette Seaplane Base because of lengthy concrete RWY/Taxi-way considerations. You can get your windshield VAC sign now by contacting Vintage Airplane at EAA (920) 426-6110 or e-mail them which ever is more expeditious.

We have a solid 10 airplanes coming and camping there is fully approved.

I'm also on facebook for those of you who do that here:

https://www.facebook.com/Helio-Aircraft-Company-736925246344546/

Pic is from Helio 50th 2004

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: JamesCaird on June 08, 2017, 08:16:25 AM
Hi Stephen-  for those of us coming to the Vintage Aircraft Parking with our Helios, do we do all the normal prepay and registering on line for fees and camping? I understand we will want to bring a "Vintage Parking" sign to show on landing for taxi instructions.  See you soon/  Bob Wallace (H22/N400HE)
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 08, 2017, 09:06:38 AM
Hello Bob,

I think you can do that but not entirely sure, let me get back to you on this. I'm contacting them as we speak.

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: andrewstolte on June 09, 2017, 01:06:47 PM
Does anyone know if we are allowed to camp where the helio parking is?
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 09, 2017, 04:13:45 PM
Yes, that has been given a go-ahead.

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: andrewstolte on June 09, 2017, 05:29:19 PM
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 15, 2017, 07:39:28 AM
I spoke yesterday with Tim Fox at Vintage, the area is confirmed and special placards for Helio's arriving the weekend prior to convention will be provided to the following airplanes. This is my confirmed list as of today 6/15/17 I'll be sending an e-mail to Tim to confirm this event. One of the type club participants cancelled with more area to park our Helio airplanes. The folks at EAA are very excited about having this here and it appears that we have a significant amount of attendees.

C-G001, C-G011, N6463V, N40345, N400HE, N395H, N4121D, N550TG, N700AA, N12TB, N44953 or N68884, N461FM that will be at JAARS area.

There will be a special presentation on Monday July 24, 2017 with Ole No.1 with Mike Mower of JAARS and I believe Ray Johnson is coordinating this event, and Ole No.1 will be displayed in front of the Vintage Red Barn.

For now you can contact me or Tim at the following locations

shortfield2@gmail.com is my e-mail. For Tim Fox it is tim@flyingshepherds.com

All for now
Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: Kevin Dunn on June 15, 2017, 09:04:17 AM
Thanks for doing the legwork on this Stephen.

Kevin
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 15, 2017, 11:40:18 AM
Monday, July 24: Red Barn Celebration Day

8:00 am –  FORUM: Bob Kachergrus – Stromberg Carburetors Maintenance

9:00 am  –  FORUM: Vintage Town Hall Meeting – Susan Dusenbury, VAA President

10:00 am – FORUM: Dr. John Patterson, MD – Ask the AME – The New Medical rules

11:00 am –   FORUM: Workshop Demonstrations – Poly Fiber, welding, safety wire, etc.


C-G001 Helio Courier
11:00 am – Vintage in Review at Interview Circle. Ray Johnson interviews Mike Mowers from JAARS who will be presenting Ole number #1 Helio Courier. This airplane is a well known Oshkosh favorite, having demonstrated STOL flying characteristics at many EAA conventions.
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: andrewstolte on June 15, 2017, 05:52:34 PM
I will be there with 1249
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 16, 2017, 01:41:42 PM
Update: For those of you flying in I will be there the weekend prior to Airventure, the windshield placards are ready July 1st, 2017. I have a VA appointment Monday the 24th of July, and will be going to therapy for about 6 weeks due to some spinal injuries incurred during combat operations in Vietnam during the Battle for Ripcord. Yes, we took heavy ambushes by the NVA and were rocketed several times, that being said, I will not be at EAA everyday in the AM, the rest of the day will be open.

We have a very good display of airplanes attending, and a special area will be set-up for Helio highway in the Vintage area.

All I have for now

Happy Fathers Day to all of you, and my daughter was featured in EAA Spirit of Aviation for International Young Eagles Day June 10, 2017

She has the pink shirt on.

https://www.facebook.com/EAA/videos/10155554487063623/

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: JamesCaird on June 17, 2017, 04:59:55 AM
Hi Guys and thanks, Stephen, for getting this all together.  Thought I would mention a couple of things:   !.  With "Ol #1" there maybe we should mention that N400HE  (which is H22) is the LAST Helio as far as I know.  It was in the production line at Helio when production stopped.  Last Helio off the line was H18, I believe, and beyond that incomplete were H19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.  Doug, I think, recounts some of what happened to the other unfinished Helios.  They apparently were parted out t repair other helios out there but H22 was finished, later to be owned by David Maytag.  It was used as a test be for a number of engine options which David Maytag was experimenting with to determine if other engines would work well with the Helio.    H22 (N400HE) was acquired by Pima County Sheriffs' Department in 2007 and an Allison 250 B17C turbine engine install following the successful operation of Helio HT1709 with the same engine installation.  and 2.  H22 (N400HE) will be at Oshkosh.  She is presently on Amphi floats.  Hope to see you there/  Cheers/ Bob Wallace
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: paullapoint on June 17, 2017, 10:33:59 AM
If any of the seaplanes coming from Canada or from the East need a place to dock and camp overnight (sorry cabins are full), I have room for a couple and customs available near KDRM.  Paul
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on June 17, 2017, 12:58:48 PM
Link to H-22 N400HE     http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1251.msg4783#msg4783
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: paullapoint on June 24, 2017, 06:57:10 AM

June 22, 2017 - While there are certainly plenty of shiny new toys on display during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, of course, scores of beautiful older aircraft also make appearances at the convention. Vintage in Review during Oshkosh 2017 highlights some of these older aircraft with discussions at Interview Circle.

Interviews will take place Monday through Friday, but here are some standout sessions. Each day Vintage in Review opens at 10:45 a.m. with the live run-up of an antique radial engine. Various pilots and planes are featured each day.

Monday, July 24: Red Barn Celebration Day

11 a.m. – Ray Johnson interviews Mike Mowers from JAARS who will be presenting the first production Helio Courier: Ol’ No. 1. This airplane is a well-known Oshkosh favorite, having demonstrated STOL flying characteristics at many EAA conventions.
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: paullapoint on June 24, 2017, 07:02:13 AM
I copied this from the latest EAA newsletter
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 24, 2017, 07:40:35 AM
I sent an e-mail to EAA Vintage for a correction of Mike Mower, not Mowers, I speak with them on a very frequent basis. I will be there hopefully Monday for this, there is a boat load of projects I'm working on at the moment but that will likely change within the next 2 weeks. I'm pretty sure the first demo of "Ole No.1 at Oshkosh was around 1984-85 time frame. I was in Kalamazoo, MI at the time and it appeared there for High on Kalamazoo. JAARS had an exhibit and Bob Griffin flew the airplane.

Windshield placards will be ready July 1st, and the best way to expedite this is I will send all attendees an e-mail so you can print one out for your Helio.

The current list for airplanes is as follows

C-G001, C-G011, N4121D, N395H, N6463V, N40345, N400HE, Mike Mower will likely have N461FM at the JAARS display, and he might bring up N44953 or Walt's HT-295 N68884. Tim Greene is coming with Stallion Number one, N550TG

All for now,
Stephen
 
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 24, 2017, 07:59:29 AM
Here is the NOTAM for arrival to KOSH from EAA

https://www.eaa.org/~/media/files/airventure/flyingin/2017-airventure-notam-final-%2003-29-17.pdf

Stephen
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: LynnHawk on June 26, 2017, 01:46:54 AM
Can you please ad me to the list attending. Lynn Hawkins Serial #36. N289LM. Thanks.
Title: Re: EAA 2017 for Helio
Post by: gearedone on June 26, 2017, 06:24:04 AM
Hello Lynn,

You are added thanks and looking forward to seeing you with #036

Stephen