Wednesday, 28 November 2012

AS355 and F111

Lord Nelson was on Queens Wharf on Sunday 25th and caught the Aerospatiale AS355 F1 ZK-HYJ2 (c/n 5280) out on its trolley.
Alongside was the RNZN Anzac Class Frigate Te Mana F111. Te Mana was launched on 10-05-1997 and commissioned on 10-12-1999 and weighs all up at 3600 tonnes.
HYJ arrived from India in a damaged state and was a rebuild project for Helipro at Palmerston North. It joined out register on 02-09-2003 listed to Rick Lucas Helicopters. It weighs in at 2399kg mtow.

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