Monday 31 July 2017


 I dropped into Rangiora this afternoon and just by chance managed to grab this shot of the Eurocopter EC 130 B4 ZK-IDY (c/n 3642) just clearing the 'Black Hangar' and heading back along the field to its new operating base at Way To Go Heli Services Ltd with whom it was registered on 01-07-2017.
It initially flew on its French test registration of F-WQDN in late 2002 before becoming ZS-RZA in South Africa. Its last operator there was the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Service.
Bryan Comerford of Porirua imported it and listed it here in NZ on 22-01-2015.
Precision Helicopters (Heliforce) operated it until returning it to Bryan in May this year.
It has had a brief previous mention HERE.