Friday, 31 October 2014


 Robinson R44 Raven II VH-HGQ2 (c/n 10754) as seen at Pacific Helicopters Christchurch on 06-08-2014.
This Raven II was first registered to Craig Doyle Developments Pty of Dayboro, Queensland on 31-05-2015.
Its Australian registration was cancelled on 31-07-2014.
Above as ZK-HUFat Pacific Helicopters on 18-08-2014.
On 25-08-2014 just prior to delivery to Simon Lawn of Ahaura Helicopters.
Ahaura Helicopters also operate the Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HFR2 and the Robinson R44 Clipper II ZK-ICH.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Hughes 369E ZK-ITJ and Pete Robb.

 Pete Robb's Hill Country Helicopters operate three smart H500E's out of Wanganui and Taihape. One of these was ZK-ITJ (c/n 0219E), which was first registered to Pete on 28 March 2012.

Very sadly his helicopter along with Pete Robb were lost in an accident yesterday (28-10-2014) at Brunswick (North of Wanganui) whilst spraying.

Photo comes from an earlier post by GREYBEARD at:-

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Monday, 27 October 2014

A quick NZCH visit on the 25th.

Below I have four quick shots taken at NZCH on Saturday afternoon the 25th.
 Above is the Cessna 172M Skyhawk ZK-DKM (c/n 61764) as listed with Michael Punch from up Wanganui way.
 The Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP ZK-KAZ2 is c/n 10406 and is from the Kapiti Districts Aero Club at Paraparaumu.
 The Piper Aerostar 600A ZK-MVY (c/n 60-0649-7961206) is the David and Margaret Brown example down from Ardmore.
From further afield were these three foreigners - a long, moving shot taken through the screen and the heat haze.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Ardmore This Afternoon 25-10-2014

On a lovely afternoon at Ardmore, it was again pretty quiet.

But hey! quiet is OK if a Spitfire is in the circuit!  

A long shot of ZK-WDQ on approach.


And turn off the runway.  That's one lucky passenger.

Vincent Aviation goes belly up.

The Vincent Aviation Beech 1900c ZK-VAE (c/n UC-56) at NZWB 09-12-2004.
For those that don't follow the MRC blog - Vincent Aviation has closed their doors.