Friday 8 July 2011

Not very civil at all.

Not a civil aircraft - but on a civil airfield - and interesting anyway.

Bell UH-1H NZ3815 (c/n 13849) about to start up after a "P" stop at Rangiora just before lunch today.
This has been around longer than most of the aircrew aboard today. Initially built as serial 74-22525 for the US military - it was delivered to NZ in November of 1976 (to replace NZ3810).

"P" also = phuel.

Hangars doors in the background being closed prior to start up.

1 comment:

  1. Talked to a crewman at CHC airport this evening and they had been looking for a missing farmer this afternoon and apparently were going out again in the morning..
    cheers Barry