Fairchild, Swearingen Metroliner and a Raven 11.

During a bit of a wander around Christchurch International today (05-01-2012) I captured these three flying machine.
Above is the remains of the Fairchild F27 Friendship N385BA (c/n 24). If memory serves me right it had aspirations of joining our register as ZK-DQU but due to a dose of corrosion it was withdrawn before NZ certification and ended being used by the local crash fire team.
 Above : Another Fairchild product is this Fairchild Swearingen SA227-AC Metro 111 ZK-NSS (c/n AC692) as operated by Airwork Flight Operations for Life Flight NZ. Built in 1987 it came to NZ for Air Nelson in August of 1990.
On the Heli Maintenance pad was this Robinson R44 Raven 11 ZK-IFD (c/n 10083). This came to NZ mid 2003 and was initially registered as ZK-HTZ2 on 24-06-2003. It went to Peter Morrison at Darfield Helicopters on 11-08-2009 and was re-registered to ZK-IFD on 17-02-2011 for onward sale to Andrew Fraser of Mt Cecil Trophy Deer Stud Ltd on 28-02-2011.


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