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This book gives the reader a comprehensive developmental history of the Helio Courier, one of the most remarkable planes in the annals of aviation. It begins by discussing the progenitors of the Helio Courier and the drive behind developing an aircraft with such unprecedented safety and flight capabilities. Then, starting with the Helio's inception in the late 1940s, this volume follows the aircraft through drawing board, prototype and post-production stages. It examines the role the plane has played in military operations in Vietnam and various covert operations since. The final chapter looks at the possible future of the aircraft. Sources for this intensively researched history include interviews from former Helio company officials, independent archival data, news articles and FAA type design specifications.
Posted July 9, 2010
A wonderful book. It shows the evolution of the best aircraft ever built and the politics that caused the end of the company. If you are interested in the development of STOL aircraft this is a must have.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.