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FAA designation for Helio Couriers

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Kevin Dunn:
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

Louis:
COUR is the ICAO designator for the helio from 391 to the 800.  The Twin courier is TCOU and the Stalion is STLN.


International Civil Aviation Organization

Kevin Dunn:
Thanks Louis.  Since my international experience was a few years ago before Mexico and Central America adopted the ICAO procedures it makes sense.

Kevin

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