VH-AHI (2) Bell
The second allocation of the rego VH-AHI was
to this Bell 47G, seen hovering in the shot above
by Greg Banfield, taken at Camden, NSW in
October 1972. The titling on the cabin door says
'Rotor Works - Sydney'. In
November 1978 it was re-registered on the PNG register as P2-AHI.
It was then converted (I believe) to a
turbine powered Bell-Soloy machine and went back to the
in 1995 as N1164T. Incredibly it is still on the register
and registered to a company in New
Listed on the US register as having a reciprocal engine, I attempted to
call the company and
whether it had been converted back. All efforts to contact them
failed. If not totally out of
business, they certainly are hard to track down.