There was a sizable collection of helicopters at Masterton yesterday afternoon (Friday 22-11-2013).
My local secret agent managed to capture three of them before they escaped for Martinborough.
Bell 206B JetRanger III ZK-HGD3 (c/n 4143) was from North Shore Helicopters Ltd.
Canadian built it went to the US, Japan and back to the US before heading down to NZ for Rotor Flite N.Z. Ltd in September of 2003; joining North Shore H/C on 01-07-2004.
The Bell 206L-1 LongRanger ZK-IND (c/n 45776) is from Silver Fern Helicopters Ltd of Silverdale, North Auckland.
It is a recent addition to the NZ register, appearing on 17-07-2013.
Eurocopter EC 120B ZK-IZG (c/n 1037) from I Spy Helicopters Ltd of Palmerston North.
This Colibri is a 1999 model and came to NZ ex USA for listing with Advanced Flight Ltd at Auckland on 19-01-2006.
It moved to Taupo for Sovereign Helicopters in early November of 2008 and went to I Spy at the end of June 2010.
Can anyone advise what all these fling wings things were doing ?