Friday, 31 May 2019

NZCH today 31-05-2019

 A recent addition to the GCH Aviation Ltd's fleet is this Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-IGS2 (c/n 1091).
This had been JA6781 since 22-03-1996 with the Aichi Prefecture Police until being withdrawn from use on 12-07-2017.
It came onto our register on 18-10-2018 with Skyline Aviation Ltd of Napier and was listed to GCH Aviation Ltd of Christchurch on 22-03-2019.
 In late March the Canterbury Aero Club (Inc) listed two more Cessna 172's to their fleet.
Above we see the 172R ZK-JNE3 (c/n 17280899) which is a re-registration of ZK-NAD4 which in turn had been a re-registration of ZK-JLY.
Below is the 172S ZK-ZAN (c/n 172S10101) which is a re-listing of ZK-NAV2. 
Both have come from the Nelson Aviation College at Motueka and now feature a new colour scheme.
 On the western side of the field is the crash fire training area.
This contains the mortal remains of the Fairchild F27 N385BA (c/n 24).
This was built in 1958 as YV-C-EVS and later became N4703S, N2708, N711TW, N78L N444SL before becoming N385BA.
Previous mention of this Friendship can be seen Here

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