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#1
General Helio Discussion / Re: Website has a new look!!
Last post by Louis - February 06, 2023, 01:33:09 AM
Some small things in life becomes so valuable.  Thank you to the ones that were responsible to put back on line my favorite website

Louis
#2
General Helio Discussion / Re: Website has a new look!!
Last post by Au Miner - February 04, 2023, 11:19:43 PM
Thank you guys so much!!!!  There is so much good information on this site
#3
General Helio Discussion / Re: Website has a new look!!
Last post by AlaskaGrown - January 31, 2023, 10:23:13 PM
Thank you very much to all of you.
This is probably the website I check into more than any other on the Internet. Way better than social media crap!
#4
General Helio Discussion / Re: Website has a new look!!
Last post by Foster - January 31, 2023, 04:56:00 PM
Thank you, Nathan and Joe!!

I was getting Panicky
#5
General Helio Discussion / Website has a new look!!
Last post by Kevin Dunn - January 31, 2023, 02:05:23 PM
Hello All,

As most of you know the website has been down for a few days. The reason was the host provider updated to a software version that was incompatible with what we were operating. Thanks to Nathan Mackey and his friend Joe for getting things updated and back online.

Hope this keeps us going for a while.

Kevin
#6
General Helio Discussion / Re: Helio plate
Last post by Jason Stephens - January 25, 2023, 05:43:07 PM
Looks like a data plate the Italian government added.  The typical data plate location is low on the tail below the stabilator.  I would look to see if the original data plate from Helio is still on the aircraft. 
#7
General Helio Discussion / Helio plate
Last post by Catbird - January 24, 2023, 07:56:02 AM
Hello, this plate is located on the edge of the front left door structure of the Italian Helio and refers to the last revision made in Italy. Can you tell me how to read? 391 is the model?

Guglielmo
#8
General Helio Discussion / Re: Italian Helio Courier
Last post by Catbird - January 21, 2023, 01:45:28 PM
Good morning everyone, from recent official documents I can add some corrections to the story being told. The Italian Helio initially operated with aluminum coloring and in the final part of its career with camouflage. The aircraft was not scrapped but remained in various warehouses until 2020 and is now expected to be restored. The aircraft Doug is talking about is certainly the one that flew to the USA with civilian registration and turned over to Italy in 1965, but in 1964 another Courier was crashed at Ciampino (during an engine test the aircraft passed the heels and collided under a Convair, suffering serious damage, probably written off). It had SM-24 codes and could not have been the SM-19 (still flying in the USA). Are you sure it came from the AIR AMERICA fleet? Any other information you can give me will be very useful for my research. Thank you
Guglielmo
#9
General Helio Discussion / Re: Italian Helio Courier
Last post by Foster - January 19, 2023, 09:31:20 AM

The information from this site has been compiled by Doug Johnson, one of the finest researchers I have come across.

https://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=784.msg5209#msg5209

https://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=637.msg3531#msg3531

#10
General Helio Discussion / Italian Helio Courier
Last post by Catbird - January 18, 2023, 01:13:05 PM
Good evening, I'm researching the Helio Courier MM 91001 of the Italian Air Force. According to an FAA document, it appears that it was sold to Italy in 1965 but in 1964 it had had a serious accident in a parking lot at Ciampino. Before the accident it had code SM-24 after the accident SM-19. The construction number of the aircraft on the FAA file is 529. The plate on the aircraft undergoing restoration in Latina Museum says H 391 and not H 395. I am sure there were two aircraft in charge of the Italian SIOS (Military Secret Service), which arrived in two different periods. Do you have any news? As soon as the restoration is finished, I will send you some photos.

Guglielmo Guglielmi