Author Topic: AOPA magizine article  (Read 3031 times)

Doug Johnson 1

AOPA magizine article
« on: March 18, 2017, 08:51:05 AM »
Anyone have a copy of this Aug '74 AOPA magazine article.

I would like to ID this Helio. I would also like to post the article.

I'm really curious if the owner knew that people were sitting on the wing.

I know Helios are pretty stout and I've seen people scoot clear out to the outboard tank to fuel them when they don't have a ladder but I believe I would have been pretty pissed if 6 people were sitting on top of the wing of my Helio.

I wonder if those wrinkle reflections on the bottom of the wing in the picture indicate anything?

I was chastised once for walking on the deck of a sailboat with my leather soled street shoes.

I also see there is a magazine article in Vintage Airplane June 2002 that I don't have. Anyone have this one?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 02:36:20 PM by Doug Johnson 1 »

RCarter

Re: AOPA magizine article
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 02:18:50 PM »
Looks to me like it has the paint of c/n 1295, 6452N.  That would be my guess at least from what I can tell of the paint.

gearedone

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Re: AOPA magizine article
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 08:39:32 AM »
I was thinking along the lines of N6452V #1295, however that airplane spent most of its career on wheels, there is some reference to amphib floats, but I'll get the AOPA copy from EAA and get an exact build number. There were a couple of 295s in the Cub yellow and black paint scheme.

Steven Murray has one of them in his loft.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: AOPA magizine article
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 09:54:14 AM »
I think you are probably right about Steve Murray check out 1292 at this link

http://flyhelio.com/smf/index.php?topic=1021.msg4270#msg4270

gearedone

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Re: AOPA magizine article
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 01:12:20 PM »
That photo was taken at Reading Air Show circa June 1974, and I'll put money on that airplane being N269E