Helio Courier

The Super Courier was a light utility transport developed from a civilian design for use by the US Air Force. Its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability allowed it to operate from a clearing the size of a football field. More than 100 Helio Couriers were ordered for the USAF, mainly for use by air commando units in Southeast Asia. It was used for liaison, light cargo, small supply drop operations, psychological warfare (dropping leaflets and broadcasting propaganda), forward air controller (FAC) and reconnaissance missions. The aircraft attending the Air Show in 2017 is privately owned and will be on static display in the Vintage Village.