Author Topic: In the Market for an H-295  (Read 5649 times)

JamesCaird

In the Market for an H-295
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:05:38 PM »
Hi Guys-  I am in the market looking for an H-295.  Prefer one in license in North America (for now).  Could also be a reasonable project.   Any leads outside of Trade-a-Plane would be appreciated.  I am up in New England but can travel.  Try me here or PM.

Cheers and thanks for now/ Bob

Louis

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 07:22:44 PM »
Is the beautiful one parked in Burlington still there ?

I remember 120 gallons, 295

Louis

JamesCaird

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 05:20:06 PM »
Louis-  Have not seen it but I have not been to Burlington (VT?) in quite a long time.  Is /was it for sale? 

Does not seem to be many Helios out here east of the Hudson.  My friend, Henry Kendall had 6452V at NOrwood (near Boston) until his death back in late 90's.  That, I believe,  is the one that David Keith got into trouble with.  Henry K. had 6452V for 30 years and it was very nice, very well maintained, etc.  I have a copy of his "Helio Certificate" from Larry Montgomery......  Is there any sort of Larry Montgomery out there anywhere now?
Cheers and Thanks/  Bob Wallace    (aka  James Caird)

Ken Berger

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 09:29:41 AM »
I have two unlisted Helios that I am marketing for sale.  No details here, but if you are a serious buyer you can call and email me:

Ken Berger
360 794-8882
staff@kennethberger.com
Ken

Louis

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 05:21:35 AM »

Just someone is babbeling about nothing.

Is this the case again with Michaelor ?

Louis


JamesCaird

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 10:35:39 PM »
H GUYS-  Just a follow on to original post:  I looked at a number of Helio and thanks to all those who responded and also answered question and freely gave info and advice.
I finally wound up purchasing the two Helios HT 295#1709 and H800 H-22 from Pima County sheriff's Department in Tucson.  Both aircraft have served well for several years at high availablity and reliability as aerial observation /camera platforms for the Sheriff's Department in Tucson, Arizona.
They were both converted to the Allison (R/R) 250 B17C turboprop engine.   My intention in the short term is to continue to operate H-22 with the Turbine as long as feasible and then convert back to H700 configuation.  HT-295 #1709 is planned to get back into certified configuation with a GO-480 and maybe go to Amphib Floats.  Thanks to you all for your interest, help and support- this is a great forum- let's keep it up/  Cheers/  Bob Wallace

p.s- Interesting for me:    My father, John E. Wallace worked for Wiggins Airways, Canton, Mass, in 1948-49. He was in the crew which Otto Koppen hired to convert the Piper Vagabond into the "Proof of Concept" Helioplane #!.  Later in 1952 he worked for Helio directly and build the first 6 Helio Couriers at Canton and continued with Helio until his death in 1972.  Now, by chance, I am concluding that this H-22 which I have acquired is absolutely the Last Helio (so far).
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Doug Johnson

Re: In the Market for an H-295
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2015, 02:08:41 AM »
pictures Bob sent to me


Doug