The prevailing wintery meteorological conditions have not been conducive to good photography but I could not resist these two 185's.
Cessna A185F ZK-DPF (c/n 18502421) has been with the Fechney family since delivery from the NZ agents Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd. Official date for listing to Ron Fechney was 09-04-1975 and its transfer to Brian on 06-06-2003. It is seen here at Rangiora yesterday.
Today at Christchurch International I managed this angled shot of the A185F ZK-WSB2 (c/n 18502912) from Mustang Flights Ltd from Wanaka.
This one was originally listed in NZ as ZK-WOS back in 2002.
A new one in town is the Hughes 269C ZK-HXV (c/n 540304) now listed to Paul Barney of Christchurch - seen here today at Heli Maintenance Ltd.
Of 1974 vintage it was first registered in NZ on 18-08-1987 - its most recent owner was Shoreline Helicopters Ltd of Napier.