Author Topic: c/n 1436, N461FM  (Read 3330 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1436, N461FM
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:19:08 AM »
7 picture 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.

Previous posts about N461FM or anything click on  Enter ?

c/n 1436, built 02/71 as model H-295, original registry N6482V (Jaars 25th Helio of 46) named ''Tonya'' dereg export '72, HC-AYJ Ecuador Instituto Linguistico de Verano (Jaars) dereg '82, export N31299 Jaars installs 26 STCs includes energy absorbing seats with Brownline tracks cargo pod & aerodynamic enhancement speed mod (STC SA00788AT) 3,800lb up-Gross & Cargo door dereg '96, export PK-JAA Yayasan Jasa Aviasi Indonesia  (YAJASI), Sentani airport accident landing no details @ unknown area 09/99, accident while landing with strong tailwind on one way airport, unable to stop before hitting a low retaining wall with prop pilot initiated a deliberate ground loop minor dramage @ unknown area 11/05, dereg '11, export rereg N461FM Jaars NC placed a/c in the  'Missions at the Airport Program' (MATA) replacing N61JA

                    Video   as PK-JAA
                     Video  as N461FM

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

The next 2 photos taken during reassembly shortly after arriving at Waxhaw NC after export from Indonesia.

Note the speed mod, which is a removal of the eyebrow above the windshield. That allow the air to flow smoothly over the cabin and keeps the airspeed loss from the baggage pod, at only the 3 to 4 knots, mentioned in the article below.

Magazine article

Here is a link to a previous post about the twin that expresses a different opinion than that of the author of the article above click on.....;topicseen#msg3469
« Last Edit: July 09, 2021, 03:25:41 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 01:21:05 PM »
added a couple pics
« Last Edit: July 09, 2021, 02:40:58 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 09:39:32 AM »
Found a recent picture of c/n 1434, so decided to add it to the end of picture lineup above.

I heard a while back that Jaars was going to reduce their air show fleet to one Helio, then I heard
they were going to reduce the fleet to two c/n 1434 and c/n 558.

Anyone willing to tell what the story is?

Kevin Dunn

Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 09:51:21 AM »

From what I have been told the JAARS Helio fleet reduction is due to several factors. (1) They no longer fly them outside the US so they do not need to train/maintain proficiency for numerous pilots. (2) They are still a very viable tool for initial pilot evaluation and a heavy tailwheel trainer (in preparation for flying a PC6). (3) They maintain a schedule of events (which include Helio demo flights, rides, etc) around the country on an annual basis for the purpose of promoting JAARS and what they do overseas that includes Oshkosh and Sun n Fun. However, they only need two airplanes to meet the need. Clear as mud??

I know that 558 was chosen as one of the two because while is was their R&D airplane for a lot of years, it is a low time airframe. Around 3000 hours if I remember correctly.

That is the story as I know it.


Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 09:14:59 AM »
Here is A Helio magazine article (I opened it above) that was sent to me awhile back starring this Helio. It took me forever to figure out how to convert it to a Jpeg format and for some reason it came out in large print as if for the visually impaired and has black patches that nearly obscure the print almost as if they were redacted you can still read it though and I've decided this is good enough.

There probably should be section that only has magazine articles with a link to the starring Helio, instead of being scattered through the site under the Individual Helios that star in the articles.

But this is the way I started and it would be a lot of work and time to switch horses midstream.

I added a couple comments to the article in blue and put a link at the very end for a different opinion on twin Helios.
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Doug Johnson

« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 09:16:41 AM »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1436, N461FM
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2021, 03:04:54 PM »
I found a used copy of the Jan '21 British magazine 'Pilot' with an article "Courier for the CIA" for sale.

Since I had just posted the article above as Pilot Feb '21 article "Flight test: Helio H-295 Super Courier"

I went to the site and searched for Helio and only the article posted above came up.
I then searched for 'Courier for the CIA' but only the same article comes up.

I'm somewhat confused but went ahead and posted a copy of the magizines cover for that month
which i didn't get with the previous article that was sent to me.

I've forgotten who sent me the original article but if you read this maybe you can clear up my confusion.

While doing the searches in the magazine I found a Heads Up for a coming soon article 'Helio Aircraft Corporation' might be worth watching for, since this article was well written.
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