Thursday 2 May 2013

Helicopters spied at NZCH today (02-05-2013)

 Sitting out in the moisture at Garden City Helicopters base was the Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HKJ3 (c/n 10757). A Skysales Aviation (NZ) Ltd import in July of 2005 for Hanlin Johnstone of Christchurch. In 2008 it spent a couple of months listed with Cascade Station before being picked up by Rick Lucas Helicopters on 28-05-2008. In August of 2010 it was back in the NZCH area with Southbranch Farms before a move to Wanaka for Alpine Deer Group in April last year.  From 21-06-2012 it has been listed to The Alpine Group Ltd.

 Back in the air after a tail rotor strike back in December is this Hughes 369D ZK-HSD (c/n 1090595D) of Bill Hayles of Hanmer. It has been tended to by Pacific Aircraft Services at Christchurch. This Hughes hit our register back on 04-01-1980 as ZK-HRH - becoming ZK-HAD on 15-09-1981.

Below is the Bell B206B JetRanger ZK-HQH3 (c/n 3206) as listed to Rotor Flite NZ Ltd of Clevedon a month ago. Its NZ certification is being carried out at Pacific Aircraft Services in Christchurch - for a (reasonably) local operator. It still carries some of its Japanese sign writing.

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