Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Some recent Helicopter changes.

Looking through some of the latest helicopter ownership changes and
trying to sort my H/C pics into some sort of alphabetical order I find the following:-

Kawasaki Heavy Industries H369D ZK-HCM7 (c/n 6708) at Queenstown on 10-09-2005 with Helicopters Queenstown. It joined Rakiura Helicopters (Stewart Island) from 13-11-2009.

Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HHD2 (c/n 1288) at Heli-Maintenance Christchurch on 22-08-2006, I believe whilst on a lease to Leading Edge Helicopters of Twizel. It went back to Croydon Thompson in July 2007, but on 23-10-2009 it was listed to Helipro Aviation Training Ltd.

Above is Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HIL3 (c/n 2662) at Heli-Maintenance Christchurch 14-07-2003 during its time with Amuri Helicopters. It has also joined the Helipro collection - as from 07-10-2009.

Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HKT3 (c/n 4136) at Te Anau 12-10-2007 whilst with South-West Helicopters. This Company has now been sold off with HKT going to Alpine Helicopters of Queenstown.

Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HMR3 (c/n 2119) as seen at Tauranga on 31-03-2004; the day it was listed to Ruawaro Holdings Ltd of Huntly. On 06-10-2009 it was registered to Mike Gray of Kahutara Hills (South southwest of Kaikoura).

Robinson R22 Beta 11 ZK-HVS3 (c/n 2849) at Rangiora 11-10-2009 at the end of its time with Rural Helicopters (Canterbury). It returned to CHL Investments Ltd on 01-11-2009.

Hey - a non Robinson !

Schweizer 269C-1 ZK-ICB2 (c/n 0251) of Darfield Helicopters Ltd at Heli-Maintenance 26-08-2008, taking its annual bath (needed or not). It was re-listed with Ardmore Helicopters on 31-07-98.

Robinson R22 Beta ZK-IGD at Paraparaumu on 17-02-2009 operated by Helipro: It has now returned to Whakatane Helicopters from 13-11-09.

Robinson R44 Raven 11 ZK-INP at Queenstown on 12-10-2007 whilst listed to Barrington Charters Ltd - wearing script. It went to an Auckland owner in early 2009. It was listed with Frontier Helicopters of Whakatane on 18-11-2009.

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