General Category => General Helio Discussion => Topic started by: Doug Johnson on February 16, 2015, 10:29:17 AM

Title: c/n 519, C-GVKG
Post by: Doug Johnson on February 16, 2015, 10:29:17 AM
13 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 519, built 02/60 as model H-395 original registry N4166D Island Creek Coal co (A.L. Hamilton) WV sold '63, Alan Bemis (Knoll Farm 4th of 5) install Rayjay/Riley Turbochargers (STC SE124SO & SA125SO) MA sold '67, Arctic Institute of North America DC (1st of 2) transfer '73, Artic Institute of America QC assigned (CF-FIH ntu) transfer back '73, reg N4166D Artic institute of America VA transfer '75, Arctic Institute of North America AK transfer dereg '78 export reg C-GVKG Artic institute of America AB Canada accident while landing on glacier A/C caught in downdraft landed tail heavy buckling tail section @ near Burwash landing YT 05/90 accident while doing low level wildlife survey going up Quill Creek Valley downdraft was encountered unable to make a turn because of terrain pilot continued further up creek bed to flatter terrain where aircraft impacted ground A/C damaged no injuries @ Quill Creek YT 08/94 repared incident engine blew up 300 hrs after rebuild controlled crash landing in mountainous area @ unknown place '95 wreck sold '95, Andy Williams (1st of 2) YT never repaired dereg '07, wreck now owned by Perry Linton Armstrong, BC used for parts


Title: Re: c/n 519, C-GVKG
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on June 07, 2017, 07:18:43 PM
I found a photos and will try to open them above in the proper order

You might want to look at this video as well not only is it interesting, but there is a Helio C-GVKG. at 1:37

click here
Title: Re: c/n 519, C-GVKG
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on June 07, 2017, 07:55:26 PM
And this from Lance,

For sure, the wreck photos are VKG an H395 that had the 3800 upgross installed, 120 gallon long range kit and along with dual Rayjay turbos.  It was used for years on the Mt.Logan High altitude Physiology study at 17,500'.  Photo # 3 is the helio landing at the high camp on logan plateau.  My father in law Andy Williams flew it for years.  Lost it in a high mountain valley one day doing wildlife tracking work.  A low time engine done by a reputable company or so they say, blew a hole in the crankcase and he had to dead stick it into the valley of rocks.  Nobody hurt.

Owned by Perry Linton in BC who has told me he hopes to rebuild it one day!

landing at high Camp on Logan plateau

Title: Re: c/n 519, N4166D
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on July 22, 2017, 11:07:44 AM
I found a low quality photo of c/n 519 as N4166D in a magazine article at a online book store.

It also shows one of the few shortcomings of the Helio, all that weight on the tail can be a problem at times.

Really interesting Article mostly about Andy Williams flying Helios and some more Helio pictures.

Title: Re: c/n 519, N4166D
Post by: Doug Johnson 1 on December 23, 2018, 06:46:02 AM
Another better picture from lance of c/n 519 as N4166D

I'll open it above
Title: Re: c/n 519, as N4166D
Post by: Doug Johnson on July 20, 2021, 01:23:45 PM
Found another picture of c/n 519 as N4166D that looks like they are trying to get turned around.

I will open it above as #2
Title: Re: c/n 519, C-GVKG
Post by: Doug Johnson on September 23, 2021, 10:05:57 AM
I found a picture of c/n 519 as C-GVKG in a book about an expedition I think it was to climb the last unclimbed peak in Kluane park or something like that.

I just notice that I forgot to add which peak to the photo caption and didn't find anything when I tried to google it. Maybe somebody can help here.

I will open the photo as #9 just before the wreck photos in the queue above. Not quite sure where it belongs in the the queue.
Title: Re: c/n 519, C-GVKG
Post by: Doug Johnson on August 24, 2022, 07:12:00 PM
The caption of this photo says its C-GVKG so thought I would add it to the photo queue as 5 because it has a slightly different color scheme and it was interesting.

I also thought the oxygen breathing apparatus was interesting because when I was younger driving up to Mt Evans 14000 ft in the Colorado Rockies and discovered how fatiguing mild exercise was I also crossed Wolf creek pass in my cessna at about 14000 ft don't really remember just sitting there  having any fatigue maybe if you were up there all day you notice something.