Friday 16 December 2022

Homebuilt and Sport Helicopters of New Zealand - Canadian Home Rotors Safaris (3) 2010 to the Present Examples

 We have had seven Safari helicopters registered in New Zealand since 2010 as follows:

ZK-IJE (c/n S2124) was built by John Eaton (hence the registration) and regisitered to John and Simonne Eaton of North Shore on 8/1/10.  It is photod above flying at North Shore on 8/12/18.

ZK-INS (c/n BB2071) was registered to Nigel Slonker (again hence the registration) of Dunedin on 2/6/11.  It is photo'd above at Tokoroa early on in its life.

And here at Hamilton on 18/4/16 on its trailer.  Nigel Slonker moved from Dunedin to Reefton then Hamilton then Rangiora.  ZK-INS was damaged in an accident in Canterbury which I do not know the details of, and it was cancelled as destroyed on 22/6/17.

ZK-HYX4 (c/n S2164) was registered to South Pacific Home Rotors of Te Awamutu on 18/3/14.  On 16/12/14 it was sold to John Campbell of Huntly and then it went to the Biggles Trust (John Campbell and others) also of Huntly with whom it is still current.

ZK-IEW (c/n 757m) was registered to Colin J Wade of Hamilton on 8/12/15.  It did not get much use so on 20/8/22 ot was sold to Bruce Stevenson of Warkworth.  It is photo'd above at Kaipara Flats airfield on 17/9/22.

ZK-HLD6 (c/n S2169) was built is Australia as VH TGK3 by Troy Grining of Strathan in Tasmania and it was first registered on 20/1/17.  It was cancelled from the Australian register on 29/3/19 and exported to new Zealand to become ZK-HLD6 for Harry Devonish of Christchurch on 30/8/19.  It is photod above at the 2021 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton on 6/2/21.

ZK-IOU (c/n O370N) was registered to Dayne Jamieson of Tuakau on 2/8/21.  Thanks to Bruce Belfield for quite a few of the photos in these posts.

And our latest Safari helicopter to be registered is ZK-ISE2 (c/n O518N) that was registered to Stuart W Enyon of Otorohanga on 14/4/22.  hence the registration ZK-ISE2 I assume.

I think we will see more Safari helicopters registered here in the future.  And they have a new model called the Safari 500 which has a new body shape rather reminiscent of a Rotorway Executive.

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