Ben Patterson reports from Hokitika
We have had few aircraft through Hokitika in last 12 or so months...
mainly I think because of no AVGAS being available.
But now we have had RD Petroleum come to the rescue placing one 20 thousand ltr tank here.
Above we have the Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH MBB BK 117-C2 (aka EC145) N145UH c/n 9053 as spotted yesterday at Hokitika by Ben.
This one was initially flown in Germany on the MBB test registration of D-HMBB before heading to the States to become N191AE.
It was re-registered as N145UH and I believe has been test flown by the US military.
It is in NZ for the filming of the Mission Impossible 6 move - just completed in the Central Otago region.
See previous mention of this airframe on the MRC site