Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Helicopters NZ (New Zealand) Agusta AW139 ZK-IHP Spotted at Rockhampton Airport

On what looks to be a ferry flight, the distinctive red and white livery of Helicopters NZ (New Zealand) (HNZ) Agusta AW139 ZK-IHP was captured by local plane spotters Trevor H and Kayanne H at Rockhampton Airport on Wednesday 6 July.

ZK-IHP touched down at Rocky from Archerfield.

After taking on fuel, ZK-IHP later departed to Townsville - where it just so happens that I was able to capture a photo as it looked to preparing to stay the night.

As you know, I love a bit of history of airframes and ZK-IHP (c/n 31146) has had an interesting one!  It was originally registered ZK-HUL and has enjoyed two stints on the Australia register operating for HNZ (Australia) in Western Australia - as VH-NZE and then VH-NZZ - as well as spending some time operating in Thailand as HS-SFH with SFS Aviation.

Photos taken by Trevor Hardsman and Kayanne Hardsman  ©

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