Sunday 2 August 2015

Almost Missed - ZK-HLP.

One that seem to have slipped through the gaps is the Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HLP4 (c/n 11436).
As you can see from the above shot - this flying machine had a life in Australia before coming to NZ. Heliflite Pty Ltd at Bankstown first listed it as VH-HWF on 11-10-2006 before it went onto the books of Westpac Banking Corporation of Concord West, Sydney on 06-12-2006.  
They were kind enough to let Elimatta Pty Ltd of Sutton, near Canberra, operate it until it moved on to Peter Antunac of Kenthurst in North Sydney from 01-03-2010 for operations by Aerowasp Pty Ltd out of Camden, NSW.
 Photo above shows VH-HWF not long out of its container from Australia.
It is seen here at the Heli Maintenance facility at Christchurch International on 27-08-2014. 
Two days later it appeared on the NZ Civil register as ZK-HLP4 with W R and G F Hales of Hanmer Springs.
On 23-09-2014 I caught it below marked up as ZK-HLP at Heli Maintenance.
Below - at Heli Maintenance on Thursday 30-07-2015

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