Beck Helicopters at Eltham add another Bell UH-1 to their fleet.
Bell UH-1B-BF c/n 652 was built in 1963 for the US Military and carried the serial number 62-4592.
It later joined the US civil register (in about August of 1982) as N1386L and in recent times has been working in Australia as 'Helitak 723'.
It has now been purchased by Beck Helicopters and was placed on the Australian civil register as VH-NYJ as from 08-01-2016 with Thomas Osborne of Stanley, Tasmania.
It was shipped into Auckland on 26-12-2015 and will eventually be placed on the NZ register.
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