Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Fantastic Flying ZK-ETNZ!

What a fantastic result from Bermuda and we look forward to more flying in Auckland in the next few years.  I took the photo with a very long lens when Team New Zealand were practicing off the North Shore on 28 February this year.

I wonder if CAA will have to create a new class as these boats fly more than they sail?  And they would be faster then many marine ultralights - I'm thinking of the Diehl XTC ZK-XTZ from an earlier post at:  http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/diehl-aeronautical-xtcs-of-new-zealand.html

Congratulations Emirates Team New Zealand!

Monday, 26 June 2017

North Shore 26-6-2017

A fine but cool day at North Shore airfield with the Southerly right down the strip saw quite a lot of activity from North Shore Aero Club Robins and a couple of others:

 Cessna 172S ZK-WKT (c/n 172S8647) has been owned by NSAC since 17/4/14..

Beech 76 Duchess ZK-CGW2 (c/n ME-274) has been owned by NSAC since 10/6/13 and was previously VH-CGW.  The first ZK-CGW was a Fieldair Beaver.

Flight Hauraki's Cessna 172N ZK-MDV (c/n 17273249) has been with them since 18/3/10.

And locally owned Robinson R 44 Raven II ZK-INC (c/n 10940) was doing circuits.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A few from Rangiora on Saturday 24-06-2017.

A small selection of aircraft noted at Rangiora in yesterdays winter light.
 Zenair CH701 STOL ZK-JRT (c.n 7-3838) has just changed hands from Glen Heslip of Temuka to Roy Waddingham. Roy's current mount is a share in the Tecnam P92S Echo ZK-PAB
 I have not seen the Denny Kitfox IV U/L ZK-CGT (c/n ADU 147) out for some time. But here it is just back from an outing.
 The Vans RV-6 ZK-MRV (c/n 20334/AACA/2183) recently changed owners to Paul Hunter of Pegasus.
 The Jabiru J230 UL ZK-PSH (c/n J447) is just changing owners from Manukau Microlights Limited  to Colin Ashby of Christchurch.
The Chris Anderson Zenair CH701 STOL ZK-TIA (c/n 7-4514) was one of a batch of aviators that went off to some remote out-landing spot for a Saturday Jolly.

All have been mentioned previously on this site.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Fiji PAC 750s

Nadi based charter company Island Hoppers now operates 3 PAC 750s on inter island charter work, the latest addition being DQ-FFF,  believed previously ZK-JIM.  This joins the earlier two, DQ-KBD and DQ-KBP,  these being rather dwarfed by the Air NZ 777-300 in the last photo..

Mosquito ex TV959/ZK-FHC Flies in the US

The Flying heritage Collection's DH 98 Mosquito T III that flew in New Zealand as ZK-FHC2 has been test flown at their base at Paine Field in Seattle, WA.  An earlier post on it at Ardmore is at http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2016/09/dh-98-t-iii-mosquito-zk-fhc-airborne.html

The Mosquito has been repainted in the US as NS838 UP-J of 605 Squadron from 1944 which was a night intruder painted with black undersides.  It was the aircraft of Alan Wagner and was named "Wags War Wagon".

Its first US flight was on 23 June 2017, flown by Steve Hinton.

The above screen shots are from the Avspecs Facebook page.