Eurocopter AS 350B2 Squirrel ZK-HFH5 (c/n 3253) was noted at Heli Maintenance Ltd at Christchurch today (20-08-2015) about to get snow shoes fitted.
Closer examination reveals that it wears Glacier Country Helicopters markings.
ZK-HFH5 was originally an October 1999 listing to American Eurocopter Corporation at Grand Prairie in Texas as N159JK before being hidden in the books of the Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustees of Salt lake City Utah on 10-02-2000.
Tex Air Helicopters Inc of Houston Texas feature from 27-09-2004 with a move to ERA Helicopters LLC at Lake Charles, Louisiana on 20-05-2005.
Its US markings were cancelled on 18-05-2015 and it was registered to Bryan Comerford of Porirua on July the 7th.
The ZK-HFH markings have previously been utilised on a Hughes 269 in 1973, a Kawasaki BK117 between 1996 and 1999 (and it later returned as ZK-HLI3), on an HNZ Squirrel from 2001 until 2009 (and which is currently listed ZK-HVU4) and on another Squirrel currently listed as ZK-HCG3.
Some earlier photos taken at Ardmore can be viewed at :-