Wednesday 10 April 2024

From our roving reporter CMM

 CMM has been in the Wanaka area for some time and snapped the following photos.
This fine photograph of a 44-gallon drum is nicely enhanced by the Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 c/n 768 ZK-SLC2 which was added to the Southern Lakes Aviation Ltd.'s fleet on 31-08-2023.
Initially built as an H2 model as HB-FGP with Pilatus Flugzeugwerke at Stans in Switzerland in October 1976. It was delivered to Kasat-Royal Thai Agricultural Division the following month to become 1314 for use in the spraying role. Converted to a B2-H4 earlier this century it was relisted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives in June of 2002 and then to the Royal Air Sports Association Thailand in August 2020. 
It was uncrated at Heli Support NZ Ltd at Wanaka on 11-12-2023.

This Cessna 185A c/n 1850410 was allocated the US registration N1610Z in 1962, but instead became CF-OLE followed by C-FOLE in 12-1982. Cancelled on 19-11-2010 it became VH-YYQ on 13-12-2010 and VH-COW4 on 17-04-2020. It was noted flying from Bankstown to Port Macquarie on 12-11-2023 and Lord Howe to Norfolk on the 13th and then to West Melton.
More details on this when or if it joins the NZ register.

Eurocopter AS 350 B2 ZK-HCW4 c/n 4805 is still listed with Advanced Flight Ltd of Auckland but noted at Wanaka.

Eurocopter AS 350 B2 ZK-HRV3 c/n 2777 was built in 1993 and joined The Helicopter Line Ltd in January of 2014.

The seldom seen Rans S-7 Courier ZK-MYJ c/n 1001312 of Nic Kagan was found by CMM at Loburn. It has been mentioned previously on this LINK.

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