'If it had claws, it could land on a fencepost.'
Helio Courier — on Floats
On floats, it can land on and take off from many smaller lakes not safely accessible with the de Havilland Beaver and Otter or the Cessna 180/185 or 206.
Helio airplanes are proven workhorses that have been operating around the globe in the harshest environments for over 30 years.
The Helio Courier is a light C/STOL utility aircraft designed in 1949. Around 500 of these aircraft were manufactured in Pittsburg, Kansas from 1954 until 1974 by the Helio Aircraft Company.
Top speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)
Wingspan: 39′ (12 m)
Length: 31′ (9.35 m)
Unit cost: 151,600–151,600 USD (1984)
Engine type: Flat engine
Manufacturer: Helio Aircraft Company