CURRENTLY plying the air lanes between New Plymouth and the giant Penrod 74 oil drilling rig off the Taranaki coast is New Zealand's largest and most powerful helicopter, Helicopters (NZ) Ltd's Sikorsky S-58T ZK-HIH, the first of its type to appear on the civil register here. It arrived in New Zealand towards the end of last year and has only recently been deployed from the company's engineering base at Nelson to its forward operating base at New Plymouth. 'To find out something about this big, new twin engined machine, WINGS asked Auckland helicopter pilot Max Sceats to check it out.
Tiger Club celebrates 50 years of Moths
IN THE November 1974 WINGS rye published an account of the :onstruction of New Zealand's irst homebuilt "replica", the Isaacs Fury ZK-DMN, a 7/10th scale replica of the 1930's RAF fighter, the Hawker Fury. On March 26 this year, more han two years of hard work by is owner, Aucklander Barry Thompson, came to fruition vhen the aircraft took to the krdmore skies for the first time