Monday 26 October 2015

Magnaman comes South # 3

On the 24th Magnaman visited Glenorchy and found the McDonnell Douglas MD500N NOTAR ZK-IJW (c/n LN016) at work.
IJW is registered to Action Helicopters Ltd of Upper Moutere and wears a small sign advising that it is operated by Action Helicopters but proudly displays a larger Heliglenorchy sign on the fuselage and their WWW address along the tail boom.
Now where does Hidden Lakes (2008) fit into all this ?
Also operating from Glenorchy is the NZ Aerospace FU24-950 Walter conversion ZK-PDZ3 (c/n  157). This Fletcher initially went to Australia as a 950 with a Lycoming IO-720 engine but returned to NZ and became ZK-NZS2 on 09-02-2004 and was listed as a Walter conversion on 20-02-2004. It began its meat bombing at Wigram with Skydive Tandem before going to Skydive Glenorchy on 15-09-2011 with a change of registration to ZK-PDZ3 on 02-12-2011. 
Title changed to Skydive Queenstown on 17-10-2012.
It wears Skydive Paradise on its fuselage side.
Something different was the Cessna 680 Sovereign VH-EXG (c/n 680-0072) as registered to Melbourne Air Holdings Pty Ltd and operated by Executive Airlines Pty Ltd of Essendon. 
Below we have the Aerospatiale AS 350B2 ZK-HQN3 (c/n 3909) of Heli Tours Ltd.
 This was briefly ZK-IEO on import from June to August 2014.

Shot through the wire fence was the Heli-Works Queenstown Helicopters Ltd Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-ILS (c/n 13212).
The Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Co Ltd Gippsland GA8 Airvan ZK-LOR [for Lord of the Rings] is c/n GA8-03-034 and took up duties at Queenstown in September 2003.
ZK-IBV above is Aerospatiale AS 350B2 (c/n 3761). It has been with The Helicopter Line Ltd since November 2012.

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