We think it was one of the helicopters used on the massive fishing trawlers that we get up here; they are used as tuna spotters.
The pidgin word for helicopter is helicopter. When I first came up here some people told me that the pidgin word for helicopter was mixmaster-bilong-god but this is a myth. The locals here have seen more helicopters than Mixmasters. I have heard it said it would be more likely that a Mixmaster would be called a helicopter-bilong-misis (white woman’s helicopter) than the other way around.
But it is descriptive isn’t it?