Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tauranga duo 17-01-2017

Grayson Ottaway has sent in these two shots from Tauranga today (17-01-2017).
It is nice to see the Lancair ES ZK-EDZ2 (c/n LES-254) out in the sun without cover on today.
Powered is via a Continental IO-360
Below is an extract from an earlier blog posted about this aircraft.
  It first appeared on the FAA listings back on 04 September 2003 as N764ES and was cancelled as exported to NZ on 29 October 2013 and entered our register on 16-01-2014.
 This smart machine was imported by D Frost of Waitakere ( later Upper Moutere).
This is the second use of the marks EDZ, the first were applied to a Taylor JT-1 Monoplane that ended its days in the sea off Gore Bay in 1993.
 Here we have the Hans Holtz Mooney M20C Ranger ZK-MWP (c/n 680095) as seen recently posted at Pauanui and also back in 2011 HERE

ZK-IZK at Nelson

Lord Nelson has provided us with this photograph of the Eurocopter EC 130 T2 ZK-IZK (c/n 8133) from Rotor Force NZ Ltd of Hastings having some checks carried out at Nelson this morning (17-01-2017).
IZK has been working on the State Highway One stabilization project.
It has been mentioned before on this blog. See HERE

Monday, 16 January 2017

Squirrel ZK-HVU back from the ice.

Arriving back in Nelson yesterday (15-01-2017) after another summer season at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica was the Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 Squirrel ZK-HVU4 (c/n 2132) of HNZ New Zealand Ltd.
Captured today by Lord Nelson.
This airframe started as N350MB in 1988 and then HA-NMB and HS-HTA in Thailand from 1990 until becoming VH-WCU on 08-09-1998 with HNZ's Australian subsidiary, Helicopters (Australia) Pty Ltd, at Belmont, West Australia.
It was listed to the parent Company, Helicopters (NZ) Ltd of Nelson, on 04-12-2001 as ZK-HFH3 and did at least four summer trips to Antarctica until returning to Australia to become VH-WDQ on 26-06-2009.
It rejoined the NZ register on 23-09-2013 as ZK-HVU4.
I note that the RV Araon is parked up at Lyttelton having recently arrived from Jang Bogo Station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

North Shore Miscellany Yesterday 14-1-2017

There was a lot of movements late morning at North Shore airfield yesterday.  I photo'd this wide variety of aircraft in a 25 minute period.

1100 hrs: Vans RV 6A ZK-TRV.

1111 hrs:  Cessna 182P ZK-MGU was doing circuits.

1112 hrs: Mooney M20J ZK-MNY (c/n 24-1009).
This has not been posted on the blog previously.  It was first registered in New Zealand on 28/8/96 and is ex VH-BWH.

1113 hrs: Yak 18T ZK-SSR.

1119 hrs: Vans RV 12 ZK-JRV.

1124 hrs: Britten Norman BN 2A-26 Islander ZK-FVD.

and at 1125 hrs: Nanchang CJ-6 ZK-CVI2.

Tecnam P2008 ZK-ART

Tecnam P2008 ZK-ART was registered to Excalibur Trust, Ohope (east of Whakatane) on 5 August 2016 presumably replacing their Piper PA28RT-201T Arrow IV ZK-LGL which has been shown as exported as of 12 January 2017. 

Ardmore 12 December 2016.