Thursday 15 December 2022

Homebuilt and Sport Helicopters of New Zealand - Canadian Home Rotors Safaris (2) 2005 - 2010 Examples

 There was a gap of a couple of years before our next Safari helicopter was registered.

ZK-IRH2 (c/n 4093N) was built in Australia by Paul Scells of Toobeah in Queensland and it was registered to him as VH-MPS on 15/11/02.  After flying around 45 hours it was cancelled from the Australian register on 3/3/06 and exported to New Zealand for Bruce Belfield.  It was damaged in transit and was rebuilt with some improvements including lightened doors and a titanium tail rotor.  Bruce the sold it to Reece H Hawkins of Whangarei on 14/9/06 and it first flew on 10/1/07.

ZK-HOU4 (c/n 0569N) was built by Paul A Slape of Blenheim and registered to him on 1/2/07.  I am not sure if it flew here but it was completed as can be seen in the above photo that was supplied by Paul.  It was cancelled from the New Zealand register on 19/7/10 and exported to Australia where it became VH-TQTand it is still current there.

ZK-IAQ3 (c/n 0497N) was started by Dave Campbell-Morrison in Auckland but was completed by Ian and Sonya Crook of Invercargill and registered on 12/2/07. 

Next to be registered was ZK-IQP (c/n 0629N).. This Safari was imported at least partly built from the US and it was registered to A K (Alan) Coubray of Manakau on 14/1/08.  It is photo'd above at the 2010 SAANZ flyin at Tauranga, on 6/2/10 where you can see it is fitted with the cargo pod that was developed by Bruce Belfield.  On 2/10/10 ownership changed to Otorini Farms of Otorohanga with whom it is still current.

And finally for this batch of Safaris is ZK-HOV3 (c/n BB2072) which was registered to the Tyrrell Family Trust of New Plymouth on 26/3/09, and with whom it is still current.

Next I will post about our remaining Safari helicopters.

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