Aircraft Photo of N6309V | Helio H-370 Prop-Jet Courier | #634302
Registration / Serial:N6309V
Aircraft Original Type:Helio H-391 Courier
Aircraft Generic Type:Helio H-250/295/391/392/395/700/800 Courier (L-24/U-10)
Aircraft Version:Helio H-370 Prop-Jet Courier
C/n (msn):2528
City / Airport:Bedford - Laurence G Hanscom FieldMap
Region / Country:Massachusetts, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KBED   IATA: BED   Local: BED   Other: -
Photo Date:1969
Photo by:Peter Marshall (via Gary Vincent)
Photo ID: 634302
Photo Comment

The Helio H-370 was the first attempt to add turbine power to the Courier. A standard H-250 was re-engined with an Allison 250-B15G turbine for testing in 1969. It found little performance benefit and increased fuel consumption. Instead pursuing work on the aircraft the company decided to focus on the purpose built H-550 turboprop Helio Stallion. N6309 got it's piston engine back and became the pattern aircraft for the HT-295 tri-gear Super Courier. The nose gear equipped Courier was developed from a request by the Mexican Government and the aircraft was exported to Mexico as XA-SEW in 1973.

This photo is copyright © Peter Marshall, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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