A sight not often seen down here in NZCH these days : Two 269C's together - although built 24 years apart. On the Heli Maintenance pad.
Above is the Hughes 269C ZK-HOE (c/n 990828) of Groot Helicopters Ltd - Over from Greymouth. Note it carries "Schweizer 300C" markings on the fuel tank.
Below is the Schweizer 269CBi ZK-HYC3 (c/n 0151) of Couplands Stockfeed Ltd from Timaru. Marked as a "300 CBi".
An earlier post on HYC can be seen at :-
Rick Lucas Helicopters (Helipro) bases their Aerospatiale AS 350D ZK-HYD2 at Christchurch. This one was built in 1980 and came to NZ in late 1996.
All above pics taken on 08-08-2013.
Below on 07-08-2013 is the un-registered and un-flown Robinson ZK-IXS (c/n 0330).
When I reach a seat of power I will outlaw canopy covers and small meshed "Hurricane" type boundary fence wire.