Saturday, 3 October 2015

Cessna 172S ZK-CTV

An over the fence shot at Christchurch International of the CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Ltd's Cessna 172S ZK-CTV3 (c/n 172S9990).
 Of 2005 vintage it came to NZ and was registered on 07-02-2014.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Christchurch wizz around.

Probably my last view of ANZ's last Boeing 737.
ZK-NGI (c/n 25608) sits minus all Company marks at Christchurch today.
It arrived on the 21st after 37,745 flying hours over 38,400 cycles.
And the Airbus A320-232 ZK-OXC (c/n 5847) departs.
Another visitation to Heli Maintenance revealed the Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HVD3 (c/n 10526) parked outside. 
This came in from Oz and was registered to Southern Helicopters Ltd of Renwick on 03-03-2015.
 Todays view of the MD 500N NOTAR ZK-IGA (LN078) with a soaring pilots dream overhead in the form of Northwesterly wave with rotor cloud beneath.

Dargaville changes.

The mysterious Jean210 reports from Dargaville.
 First registered on 17-09-2015 to Stephen Williams was this Aeroprakt A-22LS ZK-CKL2 (c/n 243).
It was handed over to its new owner at Mercer and flown up to its new home at Dargaville yesterday (30-09-2015).
Departing from Dargaville on the 26th was the Dargaville Aero Club's Cessna 172N ZK-JBA (c/n 17269303).
A 1977 model it was first registered in NZ on 20-08-1992 with J A Lambly of Whangarei. It moved to the Jessop Foster Syndicate still at NZWR from 13-05-1993 and then to the Northland Districts Aero Club Inc at NZWR on 03-04-1999. 
From 26-01-2000 it was listed to the Northern Wairoa Aero Club at Dargaville and then to the Dargaville Aero Club.
Somewhere along the way it was converted to a 180hp Penn Yan Aero O-360-A4M (SuperHawk) conversion and also had a Horton STOL kit fitted.
It has migrated to a new owner at Rotorua.

Auckland visitors today.

Magnaman captures these two Australian visitors at Auckland International today -  and with MRC being away I have pirated them for this site.
Above we see the Dassault Falcon 7X VH-CRW (c/n 217) of Brenzil Pty Ltd. 
This flew the 35 minute flight up from Napier around lunch time today. It had flown into Napier from Brisbane yesterday.
And the Embraer-Empresa Brasilia De Aviation EMB-135BJ VH-VLT (c/n 14501107) which is registered to Clear Skies (Vic) Pty Ltd and operated by Marcplan Charter Pty Ltd of Essendon.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Something different at NZCH today.

 Something not normally seen at Christchurch International is a Raytheon 1900D with a cowl off and a committee in session !