Tuesday, 9 February 2016

DSO dashing in for fuel

The Cessna A185F ZK-DSO (c/n 18502282) of D F and J A Ward  Syndicate  of Rangiora on short final for Rangiora on Saturday. It headed out again a few minutes later.
This 185 was imported by DTI for George Martin of Blenheim in late 1973; was sold to K J Maher of Dunedin in August of 1978 and then to the current owners D F and J A Ward at Rangiora in May of 1979.

Spectacular Shot of MXS ZK-MXS

Well known aircraft photographer of note, the Hairy Mole Rat has come up with this spectacular shot of Doug Brooker in his new MXS taken at the recent Tauranga airshow.

Auckland readers/photographers may be able to come up with an even more spectacular shot at the Brian Langley Memorial aerobatic competition at North Shore on Saturday.  Send them in!

Monday, 8 February 2016

From the fuel pumps at NZRT

 Morane-Saulnier MS880B Rallye ZK-BZZ (c/n 9) taxiing to the pumps before doing a couple of circuits and heading off to the owners property and its new hangar near Cheviot. It has been at NZRT for about a year awaiting its new accommodation.
 The Currie WOT U/L ZK-CYB ( c/n AACA/64) is listed with Allan Ruck of Kaiapoi.
Not actually at the fuel pumps - but within a bulls roar - was another Moraine-Saulnier - the MS885 ZK-CDF (c/n 5248) which has been listed to the Lowry Peaks Trust (North Canterbury) since 1992. 

From the holding position for 07 at NZRT

Three aircraft captured on shortish final at Rangiora on Saturday 6th February 2016.
Nothing new.
 Brian Doig's Cessna 180 ZK-BJY (c/n 31421) is based at Ashburton.
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 Phil Richards has now done over 55 hours iin his Thatcher CX4 ZK-JDY2 (c/n 463. 
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The ICP Savannah ZK-SVH is c/n 05-09-51-420
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2015 Brian Langley Memorial Aerobatic Competition to be Held at North Shore on 13-2-2016

The Brian Langley Memorial Aerobatic Competition that was postponed due to bad weather in November, is now being held at North Shore on Saturday 13 February 2016 (with a weather alternate day of 14 February).  It is organised by the New Zealand Aerobatic Club and is open to all aerobatic pilots.

The link to further information is at:  http://aerobatics.co.nz/index.php/events/76-2015-brian-langley-aerobatic-competition

I reckon it will be worth a visit to North Shore, and you could get a better photo than this!  Unfortunately I will be in Wellington.....