Friday, 29 April 2016

ZK-IWN at Wellington

Following on from Blue Bus's post here is ZK-IWN at its base on Queens Wharf in Wellington on 15/2/16.


 Seen at the Garden City Helicopters facility at Christchurch International today was the Eurocopter EC 130 B4 ZK-IWN (c/n 4556) of Garden City Helicopters Ltd. 
This is normally Wellington based and carries 'Wellington Helicopters' script.
 It was first registered on 06-11-2008 as ZK-IPV3 with Vela Fishing Ltd of Hamilton before being listed with Helicopter Corporation Ltd of Hamilton from 10-07-2013.
It was re-registered to ZK-IWN on 07-09-2015.

There is an Air Rescue and Emergeny Sercives open day at Garden City Helicopters on Sunday May the 1st.

Bookending Air New Zealand's B 777 Fleet at Auckland International 27-4-2016

While waiting for said grand daughter's plane, a couple of Air New Zealand's Boeing 777s arrived and departed.  They turned out to be the oldest and newest of the fleet:

 B 777 200ER ZK-OKA was first registered on 28/10/05.

B 777 300ER ZK-OKS was first registered on 26/9/14.

Air New Zealand has a fleet of 15 Boeing 777s made up of eight 777 219ER models and seven 777 319ER models.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Gulfstream G VI ZK-KFB at Auckland International 27-4-2016

Execujet's Gulfstream G VI ZK-KFB3 was parked at Auckland International yesterday.  It is an impressive machine!

 ZK-KFB3 (c/n 6043) was first registered to Execujet NZ Ltd on 4/10/13.

I looked back over the NZ Civair blog for earlier posts on ZK-KFB and I came up with plenty for ZK-KFB1 and ZK-KFB2 but none for ZK-KFB3 so I now claim a Terry Fletcher!  For interest here are the previous two ZK-KFBs:

Gulfstream G IV ZK-KFB (c/n 1362) was first registered to Air National on 15/7/03 and was operated for Peter Jackson (he wasn't Sir at that time).  It was cancelled on 19/5/10 and exported to become N662GA.

Gulfstream G V ZK-KFB2 (c/n 5260) was first registered to Execujet on 26/3/10 and it in turn was cancelled on 5/3/13 and exported to become SE-RKL with SAAB in Sweden.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Ex RNZAF Iroquois at Ardmore this afternoon

Four ex RNZAF Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters were delivered to Ardmore this afternoon on two trucks belonging to a Palmerston North based transport company so I assume they have come from Ohakea. They were unloaded outside the Hawker Pacific hanger. The helicopters involved are ex NZ3803 msn 5158 / NZ3807 msn 11706 / NZ3809 msn 11708 and NZ3816 msn 11702. As can be seen from the photo's all are minus rotor blades / skids and tail booms and are on transport cradles. All 4 had their serial numbers marked as per the photo above.