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General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Kevin Dunn on May 24, 2018, 01:14:02 PM

Title: FAA designation for Helio Couriers
Post by: Kevin Dunn on May 24, 2018, 01:14:02 PM
All,

For those of us flying in places where controllers have never heard of a Helio Courier, I thought I would pass along the following.

I was flying yesterday talking with Springfield Approach and the controller asked me for the FAA identification code for the airplane. I have used HE1 or HE3 in the past and it seemed to work. After a few minutes I was informed that the code is COUR.  Maybe it is just because I don't do any IFR in the Helio but that was a new one to me. Might save some confusion in the future.

Kevin
Title: Re: FAA designation for Helio Couriers
Post by: Louis on May 24, 2018, 09:56:04 PM
COUR is the ICAO designator for the helio from 391 to the 800.  The Twin courier is TCOU and the Stalion is STLN.


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Title: Re: FAA designation for Helio Couriers
Post by: Kevin Dunn on May 25, 2018, 04:23:13 PM
Thanks Louis.  Since my international experience was a few years ago before Mexico and Central America adopted the ICAO procedures it makes sense.

Kevin