Author Topic: Unidentified Helio IV  (Read 2690 times)

Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2019, 08:56:18 AM »
Anyone know which Helio's these are are the first photo was taken in Alaska in 2016 appears like they are preparing it to be lifted out by helicopter.

The second is a photo of a Helio Courier that landed in a lake to small to take off from, in the Spring of 2012. probably near North Bay, Ontario, CANADA because of the registry on Helicopter.



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Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2019, 02:20:56 PM »
OK, here's another unknown Helio. Photo found at "Back Country Pilot".

Obviously it is a U-10B and it is equipped with a Phycops litter bug chute for dispersing leaflets.

Edit: it has a wheel chock with 5th ACS which narrows it down to 5 Helios out of 12. Also Phycops litter bug chute fits with the 5th ACS. I have no photos of c/n 594, 609, 620, and 1273. The 5th a/c c/n 619 I only Have a right side view and it already has nose art in script "Fly War Wagon" on the right side of the nose, it would be unusual if it had cowboy Joe on the left side. I can rule out 7 and probably 8 because the camo pattern on nose and around porthole window does not match and 1 already has nose art. Interestingly this camo pattern is like a a tigers spots they are all different. Even the civilian look a likes.

Photo caption was Flying Helio Courier RVN '69

Can anyone help here?


photo of c/n 619 with the 5th ACS and it's nose art. "Fly War Wagon"

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Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2019, 09:07:12 AM »
Another unidentified Helio taken in Isafjordur, Iceland probably while en-route to or returning from Europe.

Interesting fueling step just below the corner of the windshield, first I've seen of that style in that location.

Anyone recognize this Helio.

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Steve Williams

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2019, 12:47:43 PM »
Did you notice that the wheel chock is marked '5 A.C.S'?

The 5th Air Commando Squadron was organised at Nha Trang, South Vietnam, 08AUG65 and inactivated at Tuy Hoa, 15OCT69. They were tasked with psychologigal operations and allocated tail-code 'EO'. A photo of 63-093 on the 5thACS Wikipedia page shows a similar camouflage pattern and the same overall grey wing.

Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2019, 03:08:22 PM »
Looks like a 60 gallons.  Quite challenging to cross with that range.  With passengers on board.

Louis


Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2019, 03:10:21 PM »
Bubble side window ?

Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2019, 01:31:02 AM »
Louis, maybe we cant see the 90 gallon ferry tank that sits in place of passenger seats, but seems like you could see it through the window maybe its underneath the junk we see through the rear window.



Steve, I had trouble finding 5th ACS finally found it under 5th Air Commando the Helio you see shows the right side of 63-13093 the left side is different. So unfortunately this isn't 63-13093. But we have a pretty good Idea now that it is probably one of the aircraft with the 5th ACS. Ill try to narrow it down.

See edit above cowboy Joe above

I open the photo of c/n 619s nose art. Fly War Wagon up above
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Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2019, 03:34:28 AM »
The two persons under the wing are a couple for sure:  they bought their boots at the same store ;-)

JamesCaird

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2019, 07:29:34 AM »
Fueling:  I don't like to do what they are doing-I don't like to torque the fuel tank port and I don't like to bottom the nozzle out on the bladder.  Am I too fussy?  Otherwise cool to see these.  Thanks Doug.  Cheers/ JC

Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2019, 07:58:16 AM »
I was sure I had seen that 295 on the cowling before, I was hoping some one would remember something but no Help.

Louis pointing out the 60 gal tankage made me think of the 3 Helios with an Iceland registry. But I'm wondering if Louis
can tell from the shoes whether the A/C has still has Canadian registry or if in the photo it has Icelandic registry on it.

see it here click on
             http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1041.msg4306#msg4306
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Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2019, 11:11:19 AM »
C-GSAL looks like it does have that strangely located fuel step near the windshield.  Used in the photo to attach the right rear door with a bungee

Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2019, 11:18:20 AM »
TF-VIK is registered at this airport where the photo was taken

Loftfaraskrá: helio

Einkennisstafir:
TF-VIK
Skráningarnr:
951
Tegund:
Helio Courier H-295
Framleiðsluár:
1969
Raðnúmer:
1415
Hármarksþungi:
1724 kg
Farþegafjöldi:
5
Eigandi:
Strandaflug ehf.
Urðarvegi 72
400 Ísafirði
Ísland
Umráðandi:
Strandaflug ehf.
Urðarvegi 72
400 Ísafirði
Ísland

Louis

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2019, 11:24:28 AM »
BIIS is not an airport of entry.

But it is conveniently located toward Kuulussuk Greenland.  May be around 40 miles shorter hop than from Keflavik

Louis

Doug Johnson 1

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2019, 12:35:43 PM »
I was sent some unidentified U-10s, the first a couple of U-10 'loudmouth litterbugs' no info the second a loudmouth @ Bien Hoa, 1965 .

Can anyone help here?


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Doug Johnson

Re: Unidentified Helio IV
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2019, 08:48:24 AM »
Here is a picture of some unidentified Helio.

all the caption said was "Three Helios in a line".

The middle Helio is identifiable because of its distinctive paint scheme.

It is c/n 570, N47055 which lives in Alaska.

Can anyone Identify the other 2
, the rear Helio is an H-800 but which one,
the paint scheme matches c/n H-14 C-FXOH THE

Edit:  The rear Helio according to Louis is when visiting Alaska at the 'Royal Wolf Lodge' in Helio C-FXOH c/n H-14 circa '94.
The middle Helio was c/n 570 N47055 owned by 'Branham Adventures Royal Wolf Lodge' at that time.
The front Helio is another one of the Royal Wolf Lodge Helios #1409 N295BA later destroyed.




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