Just two of the helicopters seen at Heli Maintenance at Christchurch International today 17-02-2012.
Above is the McDonnell Douglas 500N NOTAR ZK-HFJ3 (c/n LN027) of Alpine Hunting Adventures Ltd over from Franz Josef. About to start up following servicing.
From just down the road at Fox Glacier came the Hughes 369D ZK-IKL (c/n 800753D) of Mountain Helicopters Fox Glacier Ltd.
Both have had exotic previous histories:
With HFJ serving in Denkark and Belgium + the US.
and IKL has worked in Venezuela, Surinam and the US.