16 January 2018

West Coast Last Week

From a plane spotting perspective it was a pretty disappointing trip to home country last week... Lousy weather elsewhere in the country, then lousy weather on the Coast meant there were no visitors. And what with family obligations I didn't get much time to check all the heliports...
However I did bike the West Coast Wilderness Trail which I can really recommend

Bombardier Q300 ZK-NEP taxis into Hokitika on 8 January 2018

Bombardier Q300 ZK-NEF taxis into Hokitika on 12 January 2018

Aerospatiale Squirrel ZK-HDQ was about to do a couple of flights from its pad on the Whataroa River on 12 January 2018

Air Safaris' Gippsland Airvan at Franz Josef on 12 January 2018

Mountain Helicopters' Hughes 500E ZK-HCC was off on a Glacier flight from Fox Glacier on 12 January 2018

 Mountain Helicopter's stablemate Aerospatiale Squirrel ZK-HYO at Fox Glacier also on 12 January 2018

The following day I caught Skydive Fox's Fletcher ZK-DJE on short finals at Fox Glacier

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