U-10 Super Helio Couriers, Flightline, Sembach Air Base, Circa 1967

The Air Commandos at Sembach had a wide variety of assets stationed there. Amongst the C-47's and B-26K Counter Invaders they also operated U-10 Super Helio Couriers at Sembach. This pic is one of the Helios based at Sembach. Only one had floats. Many times when the Helio returned to Sembach it appeared to hover when landing. The aircraft had a stall speed of about 35 knots and castering main gear to effect very short and low speed landings. History and Photo by Dennis Newell.


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