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Pilatus Porter History
by Markus Herzig
S/N 653

S/N: 653 Built: 1967 TSN: 9'309
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-FDL PC-6/B1-H2 Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG 1968-01-03 1968-02-14 Ferry registration
A14-653 PC-6/B1-H2 Australian Army 1968-02-16 1992-12-18  
N101CP PC-6/B1-H2 Freefall Express Inc 1994-06-01 2000-08-22  
N101CP PC-6/B1-H2 Bird of Paradise Inc 2000-08-22 2003-10-09 opf Paradise Skydives
N101CP PC-6/B1-H2 Hauptman Thomas L 2003-10-09 2005-09-14 opf Pacific Helicopters,Hawaii
N101CP PC-6/B1-H2 Styles Sales & Leasing Inc 2005-09-14 2006-01-25  
ZK-JML PC-6/B1-H2 Mercer Aircraft Leasing Ltd 2006-03-14 2006-05-01  
ZK-JML PC-6/B1-H2 Vertical Descent Adventures (2005) Ltd 2006-05-01 2008-02 cvt to B2-H2 by Icarius in NZ
ZK-JML PC-6/B2-H2 Vertical Descent Adventures (2005) Ltd 2008-02 2009-03-20 powered with PT6A-34
ZK-JML PC-6/B2-H2 Skydive Auckland Ltd / Pokeno Daries Ltd 2009-03-20 2010-06-30  
ZK-JML PC-6/B2-H2 Face Finance Ltd (In Receivership) 2010-06-30 2011-05-25  
ZK-JML PC-6/B2-H4 Skydive Nelson Ltd 2011-05-25 2011-07-27 cvt to B2-H4 by Icarius in NZ
ZK-XIT PC-6/B2-H4 Skydive Nelson Ltd 2011-08-02 Current  

A14-653 in the first years with the Australian Army - Photo Mike Madden/Tony Arbon collection © 1970 A14-653 - Photo by Australian Army © 1990s
N101CP of Freefall Express at Flagler Beach - Photo by Ken Figa © 2000 N101CP of Bird of Paradise Inc in its new look - Photo by Paradise Skydivers © 6-Aug-01
N101CP of Thomas L Hauptman at La Grangeville - Photo by Steven Styles © 8-Jun-05 ZK-JML of Vertical Descent Adventures at Mercer Dropzone - Photo courtesy Len Avery © 18-Aug-06
ZK-JML of Skydive Auckland Ltd - Photo by Peter Williams © Nov-10  ZK-XIT with Skydive Abel Tasman titles at Motueka - Photo by Rodney Maas © 16-Jul-16

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