Sunday 13 March 2016

Three Franz Josef helicopters

Tanya Salter-Anderson kindly sent in these three pics as taken at Franz Josef heliport on Friday  the 11th.
A long shot of the Aerospatiale AS 350BA ZK-HJE2 (c/n 1307) in Glacier Helicopter markings.
A 1981 classic came onto the ZK register on 10-05-1993 and underwent a rebuild at Fox Glacier. 
It was leased to Glacier Helicopters Ltd and ultimately registered to them on 12-09-1994. 
It transferred to Helicopters (NZ) Ltd of Nelson from 03-06-1998 - became a AS 350BA from 21-12-2000 and returned south to The Helicopter Line Ltd of Queenstown from 30-11-2010.
 Above is the Hughes 369D ZK-HNJ2 (c/n 1280406D) as listed to James Patrick Scott and trading as Fox/Franz Heli Services. 
Built in December of 1978 this came onto the NZ register on 15-09-1995 for Fiordland Helicopters out of Te Anau. 
It joined Jamie Scott from 22-02-1996.
ZK-IDD is c/n 670138D is another of Jamie Scott's machines
This helicopter has an extensive history as ZK-HOT
It moved from Bill Hales of Hanmer Springs to Jamie Scott at Franz from 24-07-2015/

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