Saturday 20 January 2018

The pick of my week.

The 'Bluebus' was down South Canterbury way during the last few days.
Below are four photographs taken on this journey.
First sighting was the Micro Aviation Bantam B22J ZK-JQL (c/n 05-265) purring quietly over Caroline Bay at Timaru.
 It has been with Brent Findlay since first being registered on 27-04-2005.
Outside its hangar at Timaru's Richard Pearse Airport was the Bell 206B JetRanger ZK-ISM2 (c/n 3667) of Southern Wide Helicopters Ltd.
Built in July 1982 it served time in Texas and Oregon before going to Japan in February of 1988 to become JA9746.
It entered the NZ register on 04-04-2011 with Helicopters Otago Ltd at Taieri before transfer to Heli South Ltd at Balclutha that October.
It was relisted with Balclutha Helicopters from 13-05-2015 until being taken up by current operator Southern Wide Helicopters Ltd of Timaru from 04-07-2015.
Up at the Mount Hutt Helicopters 2013 Ltd's facility was their all white Eurocopter AS 350 BA ZK-IBC3 (2562). It has been with Mount Hutt since importation in February of 2012.
It has been covered several time previously on this blog Here.
Also out on their pad was the McDonnell Douglas 500N NOTAR ZK-IKG (c/n LN018).
You probably know this one better as being ZK-HBC4 until its re-registration to ZK-IKG on 06-09-2017.  
This change allowed the ZK-HBC letters to go to the North Shore Helicopters Eurocopter EC 120 ex ZK-HJW4.
Earlier posts on ZK-HBC can be found via the 'search' box toward top left of screen.

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