Wednesday 25 January 2017

Nelson twins 25-01-2017

These two twin engined aircraft were noted at Nelson today by Lord Nelson.
 The Flight Hauraki Ltd's Piper PA-31-310C Navajo ZK-JGA (c/n 31-7612102) is seen parked out front of the old Helicopters (NZ) Ltd's hangar.
As you can see it is a 1976 production aircraft which was registered in the States as N62907. 
It moved to Australia and became VH-TRP from 07-02-1980 and spent some time on charter to the Victorian State Government.
After ferrying across the Tasman Sea on 16-10-1985 it became ZK-JGA with Goldfields Air Ltd of Alexandra, Central Otago.  
It moved on to Coast Air Charter Ltd of Greymouth in February 1987 and by May 1988 was listed to Motueka Air Ltd (Air Nelson).
April of 1996 saw a move to Straits Air Charter (96) Ltd (Air Marlborough) and then to Air Charter Manawatu of Palmerston North from October 1999.
Then we see it listed to Flight Training Manawatu Ltd of Feilding from September of 2013.
It was under the Newmans Air Ltd's label from 04-1 2-2014 until Sunair Aviation Ltd of Tauranga picked  it up from 20-01-2016.
It currently wears Flight Hauraki Ltd titles after being transferred to them on 25-07-2016.
A heap more info on JGA's career can be seen Here on the 3rd Level NZ blog.
The Beechcraft C90 King Air ZK-MKG (c/n LJ-1367) as been with Air Wanganui Commuter Ltd since 16-05-2005.
Brief earlier mentions of this King Air can be seen HERE

1 comment:

  1. MKG is set up as an air ambulance, with one stretcher and a couple of seats.