Wednesday 18 April 2012

The Hughes of Westland

A recent trip to my old stomping grounds of Westland and an associated jaunt to Central Otago afforded the opportunity to net a few Hughes helicopter variants here and there. 

There are numerous Hughes helicopters dotted around NZ and a quick look at current records the numbers are made up of:
369D - 37
369E - 27
369FF - 3
369HS - 24
500N - 15
600N - 1

These numbers include the MD and Kawasaki manufacturer's names also.

Mountain Helicopters E model ZK-HCC at Franz Josef 14 April 2012.

Above and below, Central South Island Helicopters MD520N ZK-HDW making a fuel stop at Hokitika 16 April 2012.

Above and below, Fox/Franz Heli Services D model ZK-HRP arriving at Franz Josef 12 April 2012.

Back Country Helicopters E model ZK-IHH at its Makarora base, 12 April 2012.

Mountain Helicopters D model ZK-IKL at Franz Josef 14 April 2012.

DP Nyhon Holdings D model at Greenstone Helicopters base, Haast 14 April 2012.

Registered to Karamea Helicopters but living at Hokitika with Southern Alps Helicopters titles, Scheweizer 269C ZK-HGJ at Hokitika 16 April 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Great collection of shots, and lovely machines, but please tell me, whats that "probe" thing mounted under HDW?