Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
U-10A Super Courier
Erected 1973 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military. A significant historical date for this entry is October 20, 1973.
Location. 30° 24.925′ N, 86° 42.058′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Independence Road and Cody Avenue. Located at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Navy VO-67 (a few steps from this marker); O-2 Super Skymaster (a few steps from this marker); The Forward Air Controller (within shouting distance of this marker); O-1E Bird Dog (within shouting distance of this marker); AC - 119 G/K (Shadow/Stinger) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Provide Comfort (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Regarding U-10A Super Courier. Special Operations use:
The Super Courier was a light utility transport developed from a civilian design first tested in 1949. Its short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability allowed it to operate from a clearing the size of a football field, and its ability to fly slowly at speeds of approximately 25-35 mph made it an excellent aircraft for visual reconnaissance. The original version of the U.S. Air Force Super Courier made its first flight in 1958. The USAF purchased three aircraft for evaluation the same year, designating them L-28As and later redesignating them U-10As. Eventually, more than 100
additional U-10As were ordered, mainly for use by Air Commando units in Southeast Asia. It was used for liaison, light cargo, small supply drop operations, psychological warfare, forward air controller and reconnaissance missions.
U-1OA Super Courier Tail #62-3606 History:
Serving from 1961 – 1971 this Super Courier was assigned to Malmstrom AFB, MO, Fairchild AFB, WA, Goldman AFB, KY, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, and Hurlburt Field, FL. In May 1971 the aircraft was dropped from USAF inventory and was dedicated in the airpark on 20 Oct 1973.
Builder: Helio Aircraft Corp.
Power Plant: Single 295 hp. Textron Lycoming GO-480-G1D6 engine
Max Takeoff Weight: 3,600 lbs.
Max Speed: 180 mph.
Cruising Speed: 160 mph.
Range: 1,100 miles
Crew: 1 pilot and 5 passengers
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 231 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.