Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The changing face of "QN"

Aerospatiale AS 350B Squirrel ZK-HGF5 was imported into NZ by Bryan Comerford and received its NZ certification at Oceania, being registered on 16-07-2010.
It is seen above on 14-09-2010 thanks to Mike Condon. See:-
 Above we have a pic of the Aerospatiale AS 3350BA ZK-HQN2  (c/n 1807) of Heli Tours Ltd of Queenstown.
It was listed with Heli Tours on 24-09-2010 and was re-registered as ZK-HQN2 on 30-09-2010.
It was re-registered again on 21-08-2014 as ZK-HIY6 and is seen below at Pacific Aircraft Ltd at Christchurch today (27-08-2014).
Meanwhile at Oceania at Ardmore the Aerospatiale AS 350B2 Squirrel c/n 3909 was registered to Bryan Comerford on 10-06-2014 as ZK-IEO.
A pic if ZK-IEO can be seen at :-
On 21-08-2014 this was re-registered to ZK-HQN3.
So I imagine we now await an ownership change for both of these  ----


  1. HIY ex Helitours is going to a private operator in Mid Canterbury and IEO is off to Helitours I believe.

  2. Excellent - Thanks for the confirmation of my guess.

  3. There is a new HQN in at Queenstown flying around, can only presume it is the old IEO?

  4. Cheers.
    Don't suppose you have a "UBeaut" photo of it yet to bung on the blog ?