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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 621, “63-13110”
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 20, 2018, 07:21:46 PM »
Found a picture of c/n 621, at a Japanese site but no other info except misinformation even after translating.

some confusing info here as well about accident https://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1478984.html

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 16, 2018, 07:41:42 PM »
I can tell you didn't click on the link where it tells you

Headed to Alaska? You can soon catch a glimpse of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service history at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

The above plane (N754), a testament to human ingenuity, is being installed at the airport and should be ready for its close-up in mid-November.

N754 started out as an ordinary deHavilland Beaver built in 1952, and it flew military missions in Cuba.  Its transformation into something extraordinary began when the Service acquired it as surplus in 1964.
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General Helio Discussion / Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Last post by Jason Stephens on July 16, 2018, 01:43:42 PM »
Is that 2nd photo of the plane that hangs in the Anchorage terminal?  Boy it is ugly in my opinion.
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General Helio Discussion / Unidentified Helio IV
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 14, 2018, 12:24:41 PM »
Previous posts below of unidentified Helios.

click on link http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1398.0

click on link http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=454.msg3136#msg3136

click on link http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1339.msg5592#msg5592

I found this picture at Flicker labeled Helio with Garrett turbine I just looked at the thumbnail and sent off a post to a friend asking what he thought it was since it didn't really look like a Helio. He of course expanded the thumbnail saw it had an N registry looked it up saw it was a DeHaviland beaver c/n 1207. Then googled the registry and came up with this kind of interesting link with some info and better picture. I really don't think it is a one of a kind anymore though.

click on link https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/11/7/N754-A-Piece-of-FWS-and-Aviation-History



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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 1245, N328H
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 11, 2018, 03:28:10 PM »
Here are some photos found at Rob Fraley's facebook page of c/n 1245 as N328H that should be posted in the queue above as 3, 4, and 5. These photos were taken at Waxhaw sometime beteeen '92 and before Jaars sold it in '98, Missionaire Int'l (Jon Foote).

Anyone know Rob Fraley?



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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 607, “63-13101”
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 08, 2018, 02:09:08 PM »
Here is another picture that was pointed out to me a few days ago It was capationed 'RI AFNG 1964' so I decided to post it, I thought I basically had the History of this Helio figured out but apparently not. The history paragraph just had 'USAF Air NG until 05/67'. 19 other entries have just USAF NG and a date, so I may be a while getting my list edited.

After some investigation it turns out there are four state Wings in AFNG in different states, the 129th Air Resupply Squadron (now Air Rescue wing) CA AFNG, the 130th Air Commando Squadron (now Airlift Wing) WV AFNG, The 135th Special Operations Group (now Tactical Air Support) MD AFNG, and the 143rd Special Operations Group (Now Tactical Air Support) RI AFNG.


I hope other people didn't know this stuff about the AFNG.

So the History should read something like this now;

c/n 607, built 10/63 as U-10B s/n 63-13101 USAF accepted 10/63, t/n '63-13101' USAF 143rd Air Commando Squadron RI AFNG '64, US Pacific Air Forces, 14th ACW, 5th Air Commando Squadron, USAF Nha Trang S/Vietnam, accident hit truck on takeoff for Psych 0ps mission @ Cu Chi S/Vietnam 11/67, w/o as dbr (8th of 12 Helios USAF lost in S/Vietnam)
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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 558, N87763
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 07, 2018, 06:08:41 PM »
My understanding is that c/n 558, N87763 has been completed and made a trip to Son-N-Fun. Anyone take any pictures? I have one that I understand is posted at Stevens Facebook page. I would like a couple pictures that highlight the speed mods that appear to have been retained and maybe some interior pictures.

Nice clean restoration Jim M. Jim did you possibly post some picturfes at Flicker I've seem some of your pictures there in the past. If so would you post a Link?

I understand that several people really like the new paint scheme. At the risk of death threats, me not so much its a nice paint scheme and do like the way you kept the dark upper cowling and blended it in to the rest of the scheme but the Jaars logo and marking on the tail make it look cluttered but still think it would look better on a Cessna with the clutter removed.

Nice that the round porthole rear windows were kept, unlesss you are sitting in the rear seat then you find that you don't like them as well. I only took my one and only ride in a Helio with a round window while parked in the rear seat to come to that conclusion.

It appears as if the speed mods were kept. It would be interesting to add the lens covers to the lights in the cowling with LED lts to keep from melting the light fairings. Then remove the cargo pod and see what some of the speeds especially cruise speed and also see if the fuel burn per hour decreased.

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General Helio Discussion / Re: c/n 630, “63-13177”
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 06, 2018, 10:36:07 PM »
Added color picture above of “63-13177” it is captioned Maryland Army National Gaurd 1963 (probably 70th Regiment​ 1st Special Forces). So this changes the History paragraph it appears to have left Ft. Bragg in '63, only problem it wasn't built until 02/64 so there is an error in the caption at least on date.

History paragraph now; Ft. Bragg NC '64, assigned to MD ANG, Baltimore, Maryland (probably 70th Regiment​ 1st Special Forces) until '?, fate ?

The guess was that it would have went to the Utah ANG,

Several U-10s including c/n 558 and 616 also went to 135th Air Commandos, Martin Airport, Baltimore, Maryland MD AFNG according to Wicipedia. I have only identified c/n 558 and 616

Anyone know if more Helios than c/n 630 were Maryland Army National Gaurd Helios

I had Maryland ArmyNG mixed up with Maryland AirForceNG?
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General Helio Discussion / Stephen Ruby
« Last post by Doug Johnson 1 on July 02, 2018, 04:35:14 PM »
Actually, after thinking about it, 'Because he wanted to' is a good enough reason, and the 'tribute to Air America' works for me.
Its a reasonably good loking paint scheme, better than unpolished bare aluminum.

c/n 2503 had 'Air America' painted on it at one time, I thought I had a picture of it with the Air America on it, but if so I have misplaced it, but I found a photo at 'Aircraft Data' not sure how long it had 'Air America' stenciled on it because the registry mark ZK-TCE seems to be missing. Was it on the aircraft just for the air show?

link to 2503, http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1141.msg4483#msg4483

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General Helio Discussion / Re: Find Stephen Ruby
« Last post by andrewstolte on June 30, 2018, 07:10:31 PM »
Because he wanted to paint as a air America tribute design. That is why it is painted that way.
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