Friday the 28th was Bell JetRanger day at Christchurch International.
Christchurch Helicopters 2011 Ltd's Bell 206B JetRanger II ZK-HRS2 (c/n 877) returns from a brief foray out west.
An earlier post at :- HRS Here
A few metres away at the Heli Maintenance facility the Bell 206B JetRanger II ZK-HTO (c/n 2265) also departed briefly out west. This workhorse has a build date of 24-10-1977 and migrated to NZ for Kitto Helicopters at Balclutha from 18-07-1984. Nokomai Ltd listed for a short time during 2001 before passing it on to Peter Garden Helicopters of Gore from 09-05-2001. It returned to Nokomai Ltd in late August of 2001 and by December was online briefly with South-West Helicopters at Te Anau. Another brief period back with owner Nokomai Ltd it went on hire to Helisouth.
It moved Central South Island Helicopters Ltd at Herbert from 18-04-2005.
An early post can be seen at :- ZK-HTO.
It has now been with Brent Harkerss of Ellesmere Helicopters out of Leeston since August of 2014.
Below - ZK-HTO returns from its brief outing.
Also at Heli Maintenance was the Bell 206B JetRanger III ZK-IGT3 (c/n 3122)of Richard Geary's Helicopters South Canterbury 2015 Ltd of Temuka. See earlier post at HERE
The position of the 'IGT' registration has been changed at Departmental request.