Saturday 13 July 2019

40 years with same owner - ZK-HLR.

The Hughes 269C ZK-HLR (c/n 29-0784) was certified by and registered to Dalhoff and King Aviation Ltd at Ardmore on 01-05-1979.
It was then listed to Peter and Anne Presland of Mineret Station out of Wanaka on 17-05-1979.
 We see it above at Queenstown on 18-03-1991.
And below it is seen at Taieri on 15-09-2000.
After 40 years with Peter and Anne it has finally been sold to Otematata Station - near Lake Benmore in the Upper Waitaki, effective from 24-06-2019.
Another 40 year veteran with the Presland's is the Cessna U206F Stationair II ZK-DWV which they took over on 14-12-1978. 
It was sold on 08-06-2018 to Wilderness Wings Ltd.
More on ZK-DWV at a later date.
Nice to see that both remain in the South Island High Country.


  1. Yep - that an R22. Looking at my note book for the day all I mention is two R22's (no rego's noted) in hangar as well.