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Helio Courier Airplanes and Charles H. Britt

Helio 06D

A Helio Courier airplane was used for a radio traffic survey in Columbus Ohio from about 1959 through 1971. The plane was owned by Worthington Aeronautical at first, later sold to Ronson Aeronautical. The traffic reporting was done on WBNS AM radio in Columbus by Columbus Police Department officers.

The main pilot and only mechanic for the WBNS traffic survey was Charles H. Britt (1921-2006). Other pilots included Ron Wright and Arthur Crawford.

The license number and years of the three planes are:
1959?-1960? N4127D
1961?-1962? N4138D
1963?-1968? N4106D




Helios Flown by Charles H. Britt

from the Britt family collection

1959?-1961?

Helio Courier N4127D, Traffic Survey plane

27D, continued

27D, continued

1961



Helio Courier N4138D; Columbus, Ohio Traffic Survey

Chuck Britt and Sargent Peterfy in front of Helio 38D

1963?-1971?

Helio Courier N4106D: WBNS Radio, Columbus Ohio Police Traffic Survey, 1963?-1968?

Another Scan of 06D photo (color settings different)

Rob Britt (Son of pilot Chuck Britt) at age 11? (1964) in front of Helio Courier 06D

           

Other Helio-Related Documents

from the Britt family collection
   

Lycoming GO-435 used on Helio

Lycoming GO-435 used on Helio

Lycoming GO-435 used on Helio

Lycoming GO-435 used on Helio

WBNS Traffic Survey

Twin Beech (owned by Worthington Aeronautical)

Worthington Aeronautical Brochure

Worthington Aeronautical Brochure

Worthington Aeronautical Stuff

Worthington Aeronautical Brochure


Other Helio Stuff

Helio Facebook page

Helio Wikipedia page

Helio Courier on YouTube

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