REVISED: 3/23/07

Heath, International-Heath

1910: (Edward Bayard) Heath Aerial Vehicle Co, Chicago IL, as a parts supply house. 1912: Acquired Bates Aeroplane Co and renamed Heath Aircraft Co Inc, 1721 Sedgwick St, Chicago; c.1927: 2856 Broadway, Chicago. 1931: Reorganized as International Aircraft Corp, Niles MI, after Ed Heath was killed in crash of a test model; planes produced 1933-35 were known as International-Heath. 1935: Heath Aviation Co (Howard Anthony), Benton Harbor MI; after WW2 became Heath Electronics (mfr Heath-Kit).

1909 = First plane and motor of Heath's own design (25hp 2-cylinder); ff: 9/1909, at Amsterdam NY.

1919 = Many planes and kit components were featured in the 24-page Heath catalog of this year, and the listing here is not expanded since it is unknown how many of which aircraft were sold, what their particular designations were, or if they were sold assembled or in kit form. Included were 11 different types of planes, from gliders to seaplanes, from Heath's Motorcycle Monoplane kit for $195 (less motor) to his large 6-B Flying Boat design with 90hp Curtiss OX-5 for $6,800. There were many more added throughout the years, not to mention those that appeared before this date.
Heath 2B (Roy Nagl coll)

2-B 1913 = Heath sales literature, from 1913-16, offered a two-cylinder engined Model 2B flying boat for $1,500, with a wheeled version of it available for $1,450, and there was also a Heath Model 2B Tractor Biplane with a six-cylinder Anzani air-cooled engine around 1918, which is probably the version shown in my photo. (— Roy Nagl 6/14/05)
115 Special 1933 = 1pOmwM; 32hp Bristol Cherub; span: 18'2" length: 17'3" load: 228# v: 105/85/60. Competition version of CNA-40 with clipped wing and bigger propeller for improved performance in races. POP: 1 as Hansen Special [NR282W] (p: Art Davis), restored in 1965.
700 1934 = 2pOM; 90hp Cirrus. [13547].
Heath Baby Bullet
  Ed Heath and Baby Bullet (Aviation via Joe Martin)

Baby Bullet (aka Bluebird) 1928 = 1pOmwM; 32hp Bristol Cherub; span: 18'6" length: 14'9" load: 300# v: 140/96/55 range: 300. Clare Linstedt, based on Tomboy. Racer [X/R6784]; won 300ci class trophy each year at the 1928-30 Nationals.
CA-1 Parasol 1926 = 1pOhwM; 32hp Bristol Cherub; span: 24'0". Ed Heath, Clair Lindstedt. Thomas-Morse wings; protoype had 20hp Henderson. Class winner at the 1927 Nationals [X299E]. POP: about 6, plus an unrecorded number of home-builts.
CA-1A Parasol 1930 = 25hp Heath-Henderson B-4; span: 25'0" length: 17'0" load: 300# v: 80/x/28 range: 200. Advertised for $975 ready to fly, or do-it-yourself for only $199.

Cannon Ball 1930 = 1pOmwM; 65hp Heath-Franz. Clare Linstedt. Racer for 1930 Nationals; won first place in 275ci race (p: Ed Heath). Modified and repowered with 120hp Martin 333 in 1932 [10372] c/n 1414.
Heath CNA-40 [N12881]
Heath CNA-40 [C12882] (Frank Rezich coll)

CNA-40 Center-Wing 1932 (ATC 495) = 1pOmwM; 37hp Continental A-40-2; span: 26'10" length: 17'3" load: 220# v: 87/72/38 range: 180 ceiling: 11,000'. Data for early, wire-braced wing model. $1,095 in 1935; POP: 5 [X11364, NC12851, NC12881/12882, NC13532], plus an unknown number of kit-builts.
Favorite 1922 = 4pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5; span: 33'0" load: 700# v: 85/x/36. Modified Jenny fuselage and tail. Used for passenger-hopping and barnstorming; won several events in its class at the 1923 Nationals. One, with an internal lighting system on the lower wing, was used in the first of night-time aerial advertising flights.
Feather 1919 = 1pOhwM; 7hp Thor; span: 20'0" v: 45/x/x. Ed Heath. First Heath lightplane planned for mass production could not compete with the flood of inexpensive war surplus planes. POP: 1.
Heath Feather

Feather 1924 = 1pOB; 18hp Thor V-2. Trainer variant had a tricycle wheel gear plus a tailskid.
HV-2A 1933 = Unknown type with 125hp Kinner. [13515].
Humming Bird 1925 = 1pOmwM; 25hp Henderson. Ed Heath, Claire Linstedt. Built for the 1925 Nationals, but failed to start in any event. Repowered with a Cherub and renamed Tomboy.
Heath LNA-40

LNA-40 Parasol 1932 (ATC 487) = Improved LNB-4 with 40hp Continental A-40; span: 31'3" length: 16'9" load: 235# v: 80/68/32 range: 300. POP total factory-assembled Parasols: less than 10; exact Parasol kit sales unknown, but well over 1,000, and perhaps as many sets of plans.
Heath Parasol [NC12874] (company brochure)

LN, LNB-4 Parasol 1928 (ATC 456) = 1pOhwM; 25hp Heath B-4 (Henderson); span: 31'3" length: 16'9" (?>17'3") load: 250# v: 73/62/32 range: 330. $1,074 assembled; $925 in 1933; available as kit for $399-499; as plans for $5. Also with 37hp Lawrance B-75 for increased performance. LN was prototype [10738]. POP: 8-10, including one experimental OlwM version, which broke apart in flight test, killing Heath on Feb 1, 1931.
LNM-5, TN 1933 = 2pOhwM; 65hp Velie M-5. Parasol wing, side-by-side seating; ring cowling. POP: 1 prototype for planned kit sales, but the project was shelved [12898].
SNA-40 Special 1932 (487) = Clipped-wing version of LNA-40; span: 23'0" length: 16'9". POP: 1 [X11313].
Heath Tomboy (Drina Welch Abel coll)

Tomboy 1926 = From Humming Bird. 1pOmwM; 32hp Bristol Cherub; span: 26'0" (?>22'0") length: 16'6" v: 109/x/34. Claire Linstedt. Unusually sleek competition craft won $2,500 in prize money at the 1926 Nationals (p: Ed Heath), funding Heath's development of LNA-40.
V Parasol 1929 = 1pOhwM; various 30-65hp engines; span: 25'0" length:: 16'9" v: 80/x/x. Empty wt: 315#. Popular home-builder project through the '30s with countless personal modifications and variations.