A surprise arrival at Ardmore early this afternoon was recently registered and first of type to NZ Bell 429 ZK-IXW. It was registered to Advanced Flight at Pikes Point on 20 January 2011 and arrived at Ardmore for what appeared to be a compass swing exercise.
Does the fact the registration includes the letter XW allude to it being operated on behalf of Fay/Richwhite?
All the heliocopters this partnership have had over the years have had XW marks.
All photos Mike Condon