Monday 4 January 2016

A quick squiz at Mount Cook

Andy Heap was in the Mount Cook region recently and sent in these pic for you purvey.
Two Aerospatiale AS 350 Squirrels were seen at Glentanner.
Above is the BA ZK-HRQ5 (c/n 1311) and below is the B2 ZK-HSM3 (c/n 3529) as operated by The Helicopter Line.
Mount Cook in the background below.
Up in the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at the Hermitage the Auster J1B Aiglet ZK-BDX (c/n 3122) is still hanging around.
It is now over fifty years since BDX landed on the Tasman Glacier.

Down at the fixed wing strip the Inflite Ski Planes Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Porter ZK-MCN (c/n 824) came and went.
Also out earning its keep was the Inflite ski Planes Ltd's Cessna A185F ZK-MCV (c/n 04395). It has been doing this since December of 1986.
The Porter has been based at Mount Cook since January of 1983.
The fixed wing pics were  taken on 31-12-2015 and the helicopters on New Years Day.

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