Author Topic: c/n 006, CF-IBF  (Read 2862 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 006, CF-IBF
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:00:27 AM »
7 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 006 or FML-004, built 02/55, as model H-391B, original registry CF-IBF was the 4th airplane of any type built by Fleet Mfg Ltd, s/n FML-004 was built using crash-cage/fuselage c/n 006, the only Helio completely built and assembled by Fleet Mfg Ltd of Canada as CF-IBF (Fleet Mfg built tailcone and the  Fiberglass parts for c/n 001, and they built sub-assembly components for 5 others) It was on display and demonstrated to public until 7/56 and demonstrated to Canadian Army at no. 1 Air Strip CFB Wainwright AB, 6 days later accident on landing, the pilot (A.E. Oldland) noticed an Army vehicle driving off to the right, parallel to the aircraft. As the aircraft rolled to a stop, the vehicle turned 90o to the left, drove in front of the aircraft and they collided @ No. 3 Air Strip, Border Lake Airfield (52:37oN, 110:46oW) 07/56, repaired sold 05/57, to Airmart Courier & Sales Ltd (D. Hamilton) Edmonton AB 07/57, Leased to Gateway Aviation ltd until '59, leased T.G. Eastland Testers ltd Edmonton AB (T.G. Eastland) accident the pilot, R. Eastman, selected unsuitable terrain for landing or takeoff, with the field/runway being too short. Gear collapsed @ North shore of Lake Wabamun, approximately 35 miles West of Edmonton Alberta 08/59 lease ends 3/60, back to Airmart Courier & Sales ltd until '65, leased Hamilton Aviation ltd AB until '65, leased Courier Flights ltd Slave Lake Ab, at unknown time placed on floats accident during a flight from Fort Chipewyan, AB to Fort McMurray, AB the pilot, George Hart, had a loss of power with forced landing into trees @ township 100 57:40oN 111.19oW near Fort Erie Ontario 8/66, dereg 3/69 dbr

Helio factory Canton, MA sent 3 crash crash-cage/fuselages to Fleet mfg Canada & Fleet Mfg sent 3 sets of sub-assembly components & parts to Canton, MA, later 2 crash-cage/fuselage and two sets of un-assembled parts were returned to Pittsburg, KS by Fleet Mfg and they were used to build c/n 003, 004

Below is how FML-004, Built using Helio fuselage c/n 006, looked coming off the assembly line.

Below, CF-IBF Resolute Bay NWT '63/'64 probably while leased to Hamilton Aviation ltd AB
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 03:14:25 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 006, CF-IBF
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 12:54:31 AM »
I found this picture in my picture file but had never posted it.

Next is a an unidentified Helio at Resolute Bay NWT '63/'64 probably while leased to Hamilton Aviation ltd AB, picture found at flicker pictures.

I opened the pictures in the queue above

I'm pretty that it is CF-IBF because of paint scheme the two bladed prop and the its history at the time of the picture.

Any other opinions, comments?
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 02:51:38 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 006, CF-IBF
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 02:49:24 PM »
I found a Helio picture when i clicked on it it lead me to a history of Fleet manufacturing where I was able to download a picture.

I will open it as #1 in the photo queue above.

The fleet manufacturing info is kind of interesting because Fleet says they built 4 helios fuselages and only completed one. But Helio Factory says they Built the 4 crash/cage fuselages sent them to Fleet manufacturing and they only built the tail cones and some other parts, then sent the three cages back as unassembled Helios to the factory, when their deal with Fleet ended.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2021, 06:15:10 PM by Doug Johnson »