Ross Marfell was on site at Rangiora last Sunday (10-11-2013) to capture the first flight of Bernie Johnston's Acrolite 1C ZK-EMP (c/n 126).
Above we see Bernie having a final briefing with test pilot "Iceman".
Above is the first lift off.
And below is the first landing.
"Iceman" is the name given to Easwaran Krishnaswami who is a senior instructor with the Canterbury Recreational Aero Club (CRAC).
Below. At the conclusion of a successful first flight.
See earlier post on ZK-EMP at :-