Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Eurocopter EC120 ZK-IWC noted at Ardmore today, 1Dec, undergoing engine runs with its registration temporarily applied on the tail. It was registered to Henley Property Trust, Invercargill in July of this year so not sure if it has taken this long to surface or if its a repaint and just not quite completed yet.

Not the best location unfortunately, but nice to see a different scheme on a Eurocopter.
Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HHQ also at Ardmore today, still wearing the titles of Aspiring Helicopters however now registered to Heliflite Pacific where it was sitting outside of. Aspiring took delivery of another R22 Beta, ZK-IHQ, earlier this year.

ZK-HHQ not to be confused with...............
ZK-IHQ in January 2009.


  1. I love the IHQ with the twin tail rotors--that would make an interesting question time!

  2. ZK-HHQ was originally allocated to a Hughes 269, used in the 1980 film "Race to the Yankee Zephyr". I assume the chopper was intentionally wrecked in the making of this film.