Author Topic: c/n 514, N395H  (Read 6916 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 514, N395H
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:25:52 AM »
5 pictures check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.
need a picture after latest reconfiguration.

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c/n 514, built 10/59 as model H-395, original registry N4162D built with 60 gal fuel, Factory installed camera port used by Factory as photo platform until sold '61, Stolairco (Hunter Kindall dealer) WA sold '63, dereg export OB-LKE-711 Peru American Smelting & Refining co sold '63, rereg OB-M-711 American Smelting & Refining co transfer '67, dereg export N4162D (reused) American Smelting & Refining co NY installed camera port transfer '68, dereg export XB-FEJ Mexico lease ASARCO Mexicana Sade CV transfer '69, dereg export N4162D (reused) American Smelting & Refining co NY sold '69, Robert LaPoint MI sold '69, Jorl Sarnes CO sold '71, Mountain Land Construction CO sold '74, Joesph Steck CA seized deregistered by CA sheriff dept sold '79, Steve Murray CA rereg N4162D installed glider tow hitch & Schweizer release sold '85, Edwin Dearborn LA sold '88, Juan Gomez Honduras sold '89, dereg export C-FEYZ (MacKenzie Mountain Outfitters) Stan Stevens NT sold '93, William Eglinski AB sold '94,dereg export reg as N295JA Jerry Jacquez (Fugro Earth Map SD) AK (Jerry tried for N395JA but it was not available) but c/n 514 is now a H-295 in all but serial no. Jerry installed the 3800 lb upgross using STC SA15899CE and a letter from Clarence Brent (Helio Factory DER) installed a second camera port/mount in crash-cage/fuselage and reconfigured the first port & placed on floats, installed 1400 series rectangular rear windows dorsal fin and litter door accident ground loop with damage to wings not reported or investigated @ unknown place and time sold '12,Terry Olsen Rapid City, SD repaired '14 reconfigured as aerial survey plane with only 2 seats for extra large heavy duty cargo area (rear windows not removed) this is 5th of 5 first done as Factory option on c/n 515 (rear windows not removed) and c/n 1004 (rear windows removed and on all others) then as mod c/n 1287 then c/n 1232) sold 8/15, rereg as N395H (for model H-395) Gordon Cragg Georgetown, TX re-install Helio bench for middle seats now 4 seat configuration with enlarged heavy duty cargo area sold '16, South Air Aviation llc, (individual) Huntsville, Arkansas
                                                 





notice grab bar in Utility door opening



1st flying article





2nd Flying article

« Last Edit: May 16, 2016, 11:21:45 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

TreeTopFlyer

Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 11:37:50 PM »
Jerry Jaques sold the airplane around give or take 1998 to EarthData aviation (later part of Fugro)  where is was used for low level mapping operations.  It was sold to a mapping company in south Dakota and subsequently ground looped and damaged wing/s resulted.  It was sold to I believe current owner who fixed it.   Photo with yellow paint job is taken in Maryland.  Pilot standing in front of plane is Greg Goins.  Hanger is grass strip owned by another pilot first name Bob, can't remember last name. Both flew for Earthdata Aviation.  I also flew the airplane around that time but both of them had much more taildragger time at that time than I did.

TreeTopFlyer

Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 12:51:58 AM »
On another note.  This plane had a camera port when Earthdata purchased it from Jerry Jaques. It was then based out of Hagerstown Maryland.  Earthadata had the camera port reconfigured and enlarged to fit a Leica Aerial mapping camera.  A few mapping company's (Earthadata was one) were bought and came together as FUGRO and the plane was transferred/sold from Earthdata to the SD company.

While with Earthadata the plane was used on mapping missions mostly on the East coast but "Bob" did fly the plane to California for mapping.  Long Flight!

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 09:57:20 AM »
Thanks for clarification see edit

I have this data decided to simplfy

N295JA, Helio H-395 Super Courier, Serial Number 514
14Apr94   14Jul94   26Jul94   Jerry Jacques, Anchorage, Alaska
      29Jul94   Certificate of Airworthiness (Standard - Normal), TT1,989.56
      29Aug95   Modified, with installation of PeeKay 3500A Floats (STC SA2213SW)
      03Jul97   Modified, with removal of existing camera ring port hole and installed a 20-inch camera ring and port hole, with two camera mounts at fuselage Station 64.5 and two camera mounts at fuselage Station 87.5
08Jul97   30Oct97   14Apr98   Aviation Leasing Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
   22Mar02   23Apr02   Aviation Leasing Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland
   21Nov06   16Mar07   EarthData International Inc., Frederick, Maryland - Merger
   04Oct07   24Oct07   Fugro Earthdata Inc., Frederick, Maryland - Name Changed
22Sep10   21Sep10   18Nov10   Fugro Horizons Inc., Rapid City, South Dakota                          (Note the dates discrepancy)
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 01:02:12 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

rmartell

Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 10:57:59 AM »
Hey Doug,

The last picture may have been posted as an error. That is my current project (previously N295DK), 1968 H295 deregistered in US.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 11:04:42 AM »
Probabably me misfiling I have about 2000 pics of course I have 20 of some planes none of others and some of those are of interest only for color or modification.

Thanks for heads up, I removed it.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 01:01:35 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

gearedone

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Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 11:13:44 AM »
The top photo is mine taken at Oceanside in March 1981 while popping in on Steven Murray when he owned it. I flew alot in that airplane and I have a companion photo for that shoot. I was going to fly it that day but inclement weather and no instrument rating precluded any further intent to fly, so off to Fallbrook we went. I logged about 230 hours in 62D and it was a great family machine for a 4-seater. Murray used it for parts hauling and later banner towing. At John Wayne Airport controllers always had fits when he flew in and landed in the last quarter on the North/South runway. So they often cleared him into the chopper pad.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 11:18:55 AM by gearedone »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 12:00:31 PM »
Stephen,
OK this is your chance to either loan me the photos to get a better scan or do it yourself and also post the companion photo.

I'm still waiting for the Photos you were going to send months ago. If you are not going to send them don't say or insinuate you will, Please.

Do you need/want me to mark that top photo as being from your collection. Its not much trouble to do.

Doug
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 01:01:01 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

gearedone

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Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 06:28:29 PM »
I have your address and will send all of it soon. it has been nuts around here lately.

So, be patient.

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 06:39:13 PM »
                                 ..................I'll try.

« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 01:00:41 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

TreeTopFlyer

Re: c/n 514, N295JA
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 04:33:50 AM »
Also Aviation leasing was umbrella corp for all of Earthdata's planes....yeah I was about a year off...Earthdata bought around early 1997....

PS...You guys crack me up!!   Thanks for the laughs!

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2015, 08:21:39 PM »
see latest photo as XB-FEJ also still waiting on photos from several individuals
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 01:00:21 PM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 05:50:48 AM »
Sold 8/15, rereg as N395H (for model H-395) Gordon Cragg  Gloster, TX stationed 1AX7 re-install Helio bench for middle seats now 4 seat configuration with enlarged heavy duty cargo area

Edit and added a current photo above waiting for picture with registry N395H which is pending authorization to apply

Notice grab bar with utility door opened. This was something I intended to eventually do as a removable bar, I also intended to remove the shirttail catcher, and I felt it would improve the crashworthiness of the cage.

Any opinions on crashworthiness improvement?
« Last Edit: August 27, 2015, 06:15:07 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug

Gordon Cragg

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2015, 09:45:20 PM »
Hello All;
The bar is actually a very useful addition to a Helio with the LH utility door. We all know that the roll cage "flexs" somewhat on landing. This bar, absorbs some of that flexing. The bar is removable so it does not affect the cargo loading. A very interesting modification.
Gordon Cragg
713-502-7274

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 514, N395H
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 09:39:30 AM »
Added Mag article above to c/n 514

Picture placed in article is a cropped version of a photo above replacing a picture of c/n 001.


Gordon has it been sold yet?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 09:58:06 AM by Doug Johnson »
Doug