Thursday 10 June 2021

Pilatus Porter ZK-MCN at Ardmore

 Arriving at Ardmore from Nelson on Wednesday was the Pilatus PC-6 B2-H4 Turbo Porter ZK-MCN c/n 824.
Photos from Damon Edwards.
Built in Switzerland as a B2-H2 model it was registered as HB-FCV to Pilatus Flug on 16-12-1982.

It left Stans on 22-12-82 and was in Auckland on 5-01-1983 and Christchurch the next day. 
Photo below of HB-FCV at Christchurch on 6-01-1983 from Daniel Tanner.

It was listed to The Mount Cook Group Ltd on the 10th and was given the fleet number 35.

It was upgraded to B2-H4 from 20-06-1987. 

Title was transferred to Tourism Holdings Ltd from 01-07-2098 and then to Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Planes Ltd on 16-01-2003.

From 27-10-2015 it was taken up by Inflite Ski Planes Ltd.
Minus its ski gear - it is in for 'in depth maintenance'.
It carries INFLITE titles on the lower engine cowl and 
on the rear fuselage.

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