Friday, 21 October 2016

A Couple of Air New Zealand ATR 72-600s at Auckland International Today 21-10-16

Another taxi trip to Auckland International today saw some nice aircraft in the sun.  A couple I will post are two of Air New Zealand's ATR 721-600s, being the oldest and one of their newer aircraft.

Air New Zealand now has 26 of these ATR 72-212A aircraft registered with more coming - they are now up to ZK-MVO.  (The ATR 72-600 is the marketing name for the ATR 72-212A).

 ZK-MCA2 (c/n 597)

and ZK-MVJ (c/n 1319).

Stoddard-Hamilton Glastar ZK-CDP at Ardmore Today 21-10-2016

Newly registered on 19/10/16 was Rex de Bettencor's tri-gear Stoddard-Hamilton Glastar, which received its C of A and test flew at Ardmore today.

ZK-CDP2 (c/n 5567) was registered to Rex de Bettencor of Pukekohe on 19/10/16.  The first ZK-CDP was a Victa Airtourer 100 which crashed on Great Barrier Island in March 1968 and was written off.

It was imported from Australia where it was VH-IVB, as in this photo taken at Aerotech on 16/9/16.

Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 ZK-PJM

Philip Milne has kindly sent in a photo of his recently re-registered Alpi 300 ZK-PJM2  (which was previously registered as ZK-PLH).

ZK-PJM2 is seen here on a lovely day at Kaikoura, on its delivery journey North from Logan McLean's facility at Forest Field to its new home at Paraparaumu.  Thanks for the photo Philip.

I have gone back to my previous post on Alpi 300s of New Zealand and added the photo.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

ZK-ELY @ Pauanui 20-10-2016

Captured at Pauanui today was the the Pukekohe Flying Group (Inc's) Cessna 172N ZK-ELY2 (c/n 17270251).
It  has been mentioned several time before on this site. See :-  ELY links here
Photograph by Richard Currie.

Earning their keep today

A patch of grotty weather this afternoon in Christchurch had the crews earning their keep.
 Above the Air Fiji Boeing 737-8X2 DQ-FJG (c/n 29968) floats in out of the mire.
First flown back on 04-05-1999 for Air Pacific - with a move to Air Fiji from 27-06-2013.
Coming down the 'slot' we have the ATR 72-212A ZK-MCX2 (c/n 687) of Mount Cook Airline Ltd.

 Then it was the turn of the Air New Zealand Airbus A320-232 ZK-OJF (c/n 2153).