This photo is from Friday 19 November when Steve Taylor and Mark Easson flew into Kaipara Flats in Steve's new RV 12iS:
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Saturday, 27 November 2021
Up from Taupo was Cessna 172N Skyhawk ZK-ELH which was originally imported new in 1978 and was acquired by its current owner in September 2021.
And from Tauranga the 1972 model Piper PA28 Cherokee 180 ZK-DGG which was also imported new, and acquired by its current owner in May 2021.
Friday, 26 November 2021
I had to go down to North Shore airfield today, and it was encouragingly busier with several aircraft in the circuit and one overhead doing aerobatics (Vans RV 8 ZK-EYT2).4 was outside in a nice rural/residential setting. It is one of only four Bell 505s on the register, so they haven't exactly taken the country by storm.
Ownership of VH-LHV passed to Arnhem Land Communities of Cairns from 09-05-2016
Thursday, 25 November 2021
After the very quiet Auckland International I travelled on to Ardmore. It was even quieter and there was only a couple of Westpac Rescue helicopter movements.
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
It has been nearly six months since I last visited Auckland International Airport and what a shell of its former self it was today. There was only a couple of domestic movements while I was there while a lot of Air New Zealand planes were parked up.3 and is the fourth Grand Caravan in the Barrier Air fleet. It was registered ZK-SDE on 17/9/21 and it has now been repainted in the Barrier Air fleet colours (but with more dark blue on the bottom of the fuselage).
Tuesday, 23 November 2021
After what has been an excruciating wait for its new owners, Tiger Moth ZK-ATM2 (c/n 85470) was outside at Tauranga yesterday 22/11/21 for engine runs and a compass swing. The Hairy Mole Rat was there to photograph it - thanks HMR.
Monday, 22 November 2021
The Northern Aviators Club finally had success in organising a flying event yesterday after two previous attempts were stymied by the Covid lockdown regulations. Yesterday's event was run by the Kaitaia Aero Club and featured controlled beach landings on Ninety Mile Beach. Auckland flyers could not attend but nevertheless a great turn out of 17 aircraft and 4 autogyros arrived for a bring your own shared lunch, and several aircraft and gyros did the beach landing. Here are a selection of them from Rusty Russell: