Last Friday 09-04-2010 the troops went into Mount Philistine, which is near Mt Rolleston in the Arthurs Pass region. Anderson Helicopters of Hokitika provided the transport with their Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel ZK-HKA3 , c/n 2887 , (HK = Hokitika & A = Anderson).
A product of 1996 and ex the French Colonial register and also the Philippines. It was imported by Heliquip International who did their magic on it and registered it as ZK-HKA on 03-12-2002. It was transferred to Anderson Helicopters on 21-01-2003.
FYI ZK-HKA1 was a Hiller UH-12E and ZK-HKA2 was a Kawasaki BK117.