Today (and tomorrow) Ardmore is hosting the Pilot Expo http://www.pilotexpo.co.nz/. A brief visit prior to the commencement of trade netted a number of "new" aircraft for this author and they are included below.
First up was the arrival of Wanganui based Piper PA28-140 ZK-EFP which briefly visited the light aircraft park. Also in the light aircraft park were a number of aircraft including (in no particular order), Cessna 172 ZK-TOR, Piper PA38 ZK-WAB, Glasair Sportsman ZK-SPO, Cessna 172A ZK-WPO, Rutan Varieze ZK-PND, Piper PA28 ZK-FRL, Cessna 150 ZK-DOB, Sportscruiser ZK-CSR, Glasair III ZK-MKP, Europa ZK-ZEB, Cessna 172 ZK-SID and Cessna R172K ZK-YAT.
Parked in the main display area for the pilot expo centered around Dennis Thompson International were the following, again in no particular order.
Dyn Aero Micro ZK-WIK, Autogyro Eagle ZK-RSL and Celier Xenon ZK-XJE, Citation 501 N800DT was partly hangered, Beech G58 Baron N146WA, Cessna 421C ZK-STV, Cirrus SR22 ZK-STU, Tecnam Bravo ZK-STT, Nord 1002 ZK-WFI, Cessna 172S ZK-JSD and ZK-JRE, Cessna 182T ZK-JSL, Cessna 210 ZK-ETI, Robinson R22 ZK-HAS and ZK-HEB, Cirrus SR20 ZK-CJW, Sportscruiser ZK-DAR, Flight Design CTLS ZK-FDA and ZK-FDB, Roko Aero NG-4ML ZK-SAY, Europa ZK-OPA, Remos G3NZ ZK-PRH and Zenith 601 ZK-ZXZ.
Also parked on the field was Cessna 182P ZK-CGD, Cessna 180 ZK-MDL, Beech 60 Duke N60TE and Yak 52 ZK-YKA while Ardmore Flying School's most recent addition, Cessna 172R ZK-TAX/2 (ex ZK-JRH) was on their apron.
North Shore based Beech G58 Baron N146WA (parked outside Hawker Pacific)
Waikato based Cirrus SR20 ZK-CJW/4 (ferry flight arrived Auckland 10Feb)
Sportscruiser ZK-DAR. The 2nd of its type at Ardmore today was parked in the light aircraft park.
Piper PA28 ZK-EFP, ex ZK-DUZ
Smart machines! Check out the specs (and cockpit!) at http://www.flightdesignusa.com/
I first photographed this aircraft back in December 1987 at Hokitika!
Taupo's Sid Lane has recently flown around the country in this machine. Google his name for newspaper articles on his journey.
Is that a "Blue Bus" I see lurking over yonder of Sportsman ZK-SPO? I think it just might be!
Tecnam 2002 ZK-STT, very smart scheme in fitting with the operator's Cirrus ZK-STU (below) and Cessna 421 ZK-STV.
Mighty flingwing, Xenon ZK-XJE.
Looking at the CAA website, it would appear this aircraft underwent a scheme change during the third quarter of last year.
Last but not least, Europa ZK-ZEB.