15-Jun-2013 Source: Heliflite
Heliflite was pleased to deliver the first new R66 Turbine helicopter into Perth earlier this month. Heliflite’s Western Australian manager Tony Bates was proud to supply the aircraft to Oliver Dunkel and his wife Gerda, who are the proprietors of Perth Harley Davidson.
The new R66 Turbine was ferried from Sydney to Perth by Oliver Dunkel and Rotorvation’s chief pilot/ CFI Newton Pellat in just over 2 days with a headwind. The aircraft will be based at Heliflite WA’s Jandakot Airport facility and will be used privately by Mr Dunkel and his family and on a commercial basis with Rotorvation, Perth’s premier training and charter operator.
This is the second new R66 turbine helicopter Heliflite has delivered into Western Australia, with one currently being owned and operated in Kununurra. To date a total of 17 new R66 Turbine helicopters have been delivered in Australia with Heliflite having launched the first in country in 2011.
Heliflite has been the Australian authorised Robinson helicopter distributor since 1977 with major sales, service and support bases in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Auckland (authorised NZ distributor).
Editor note – The aircraft is VH-YSE, serial 0216