Thursday, 31 December 2015

A busy heliport.

Purely by chance I was passing the Garden City Helicopter facility today and observed a flurry of  helicopter activity to and from Hagley Park. 

See Press news item below:-
 Above a general view across the area shows the AS 350BA ZK-HGH (c/n 1443) with the all white BK117 B-2 ZK-IVB (c/n 7061) and the BK117 B-2 ZK-IMN (c/n 1018) in the distance.
 Above is a closer shot of the Aerospatiale AS 350BA ZK-HGH.
 Above is the locally based Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-HJC3.
Two views of the normally Nelson based Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-IMN.
 Below is the MBB BK117 B-2 ZK-IVB.
Some time later I noted what looked like a black BK117 heading for town (ZK-HUP from Dunedin ?).

Now I know why I continue to donate to the Westpac Helicopter Appeal.
You never know when you may need them.


  1. Yet only one of those rescue helis is Westpac backed,- what about the rest of them ?

    1. They're all Westpac backed, but Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, and Hamilton are the only ones where Westpac is the *primary sponsor*.