Monday 14 December 2020

Helicopters at Ardmore 11-12-2020

 As usual at Ardmore last Friday there were quite a lot of helicopters about, and there were a couple that were new or different from the last time they were blogged:

MBB BK 117-B2 ZK-HES4 changed ownership to Search and Rescue Services Ltd on 2/10/19 and it now wears Bay of Plenty Coastal Region titles for the TECT Helicopter Rescue Service.

At Airbus Helicopters the H145 model M-PURE was outside briefly.  It is registered in the Isle of Man and I understand it comes from the superyacht "Air".

Also outside Airbus Helicopters was another black EC130 helicopter that looked unremarkable however I fired off a quick shot of it at the drop of a hat.  However it turned out to be the almost new EC130 T2 ZK-HAT3 (c/n 8867) that was registered on 2/10/20 to a Private Owner.  This is an example of how confusing New Zealand helicopters can be as I have previously photo'd a black EC 130 helicopter ZK-HAT - but that turned out to be ZK-HAT2 (c/n 4925) which was a EC130 B4 model ( and which was re-registered as ZK-HLG4 on 17/6/20, also to a Private Owner which only adds to the confusion).

Oh well!

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