Sunday 18 February 2018


A visit to Taupo revealed some helicopter activity at the Airport including AS350B-2 ZK-HZJ heading out on a rescue mission

Hangared was local privately owned Bell 206B ZK-IRJ

Operated by Te Awamutu based Helicopter Management Ltd is R44 ZK-ISG

Over at the Gliding Club airfield Pawnee 235 ZK-TPO has now returned to the air after completion of some major work



  1. whats the Mercy Air machine behind the JetRanger?

  2. I think you're spot on. ZK-HIG is registered to SAR Services Taupo. Its previous reg was N226LL. A quick internet search reveals a photo of said machine in Mercy Air colours