Thursday 28 June 2012

ZK-HNL at work

I got some pics at Taupo on Tuesday (26-06-2012) of the Helicopter Services (BOP) Ltd, Ecureuil ZK-HNL (c/n 1550) doing some monsoon bucket sling stuff for the Dept of Conservation and Rural Fire Service. The Farmers Air Cresco ZK-LTG and the Super Air Cresco ZK-LTQ were also there practicing drops down the runway.ZK-HNL came new to NZ for Helicopters (NZ) Ltd in March of 1982 and served with several Antarctic summer expeditions with the Italians at Terra Nova Bay and also time in Burma and Cambodia. Its last "ice" trip was during the 2003/2004 summer, after which it went to Aircraft Maintenance Taupo Ltd from 14-06-2004 followed by a transfer to Helicopter Services (BOP) Ltd on 18-06-2004.


Below :-
Same helicopter - but about three weeks ago when it was operating with a spreader.

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