Author Topic: c/n 522, G-ARLD  (Read 1855 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 522, G-ARLD
« on: February 17, 2015, 06:42:05 AM »
4 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.

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c/n 522, built 05/60 as model H-395 original registry N4170D Factory dereg export 03/61, reg N13B (temp factory registry for ferry flt) rereg G-ARLD Kenneth McAlpine Kent England sold 05/63, Sir Robert McAlpine, Bedfordshire sold '69, Gen-Avia ltd, Surrey sold '70, Sir Nicholas Lillington Nuthall, Leicestershire sold '72, Peter Frank Warwickkshire sold '86, Brian Wells Leicestershire sold '87, Active Air Sports Whitchurch, England accident aircraft was being hand propped prior to a positioning flight to fix starter. The engine started after numerous attempts but flames were seen coming out of cowling at rear despite prompt assistance the fire spread and destroyed the aircraft, the aircraft had been idle for 6 weeks prior and use of electric boost pump and excessive priming was thought responsible for the fire @ Tilstock Airport Whitchurch Shropshire England 04/88, destroyed dereg '88





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Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 522, G-ARLD
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 11:09:35 AM »
added an early colored photo.

1st photo above.
Doug

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Re: c/n 522, G-ARLD
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 07:39:52 AM »
Here is a low resolution preview photo found on e-bay a while back it has an interesting caption.


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Re: c/n 522, G-ARLD
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 04:27:05 PM »
added a picture here it was on sale for on e-bay quite cheap I bought it because I thought possibly c/n 522 hadn't been completely destroyed in the fire and had been resurrected as a weather vane.

But it was pointed out to me that it was one of those happenstance photos.

On closer examination I realized I had seen this photo before taken at a different angle and the aircraft placarded with the #42, was at an Oxford airshow competition. It was flying between two poles with a rope stretched between with flags on the rope acting as a 5' obstacle at end of runway. If I remember correctly the Helio won the short take off but lost overall on points.


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