Thursday, 23 October 2014

Some Rangiora random pics.

The Doug Anderson Ibis Magic GS-700 ZK-DUH2 was in the circuit at Rangiora today.
An earlier post can be seen at :- http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2012/07/ibis-magic-zk-duh.html
A familiar airframe but with new marks.
Robinson R44 Raven II c/n 10083 started its career as ZK-HTZ3 in mid 1993 and moved to ZK-IFD in February of 2011. An ownership change to Way To Go Heliservice Ltd occurred on 21-08-2014 followed by an other change of registration to ZK-IFK2 on 09-09-2014.
Here it is being fitted with spray gear.
A new resident for the Christchurch area is this Vans RV-4 ZK-JRX (c/n 1320).
Now listed to Jordan Vanderlem.
Built as N30DM in the US in about 1988 and registered in NZ on 11-07-2003 to Andrew Fairfax of Queenstown.
Above we have the John Saunders Single seat Dominator ZK-RAZ4 (c/n RAZ1) down from Rotorua.
A reasonably recent addition to the Rangiora Airfield population is the TL TL-3000 Sirius ZK-RNK.
It was out and about today. I got a mention previously at :-

Some from Ardmore on the afternoon of 23-10-14


Cessna A185F Skywagon ZK-EFB msn 18503046 registered to a Birkenhead, Auckland address seen parked on the grass out from Hawker Pacific and then taxiinng for departure.
A less cluttered photo of ZK-HFF than posted by Magnman earlier.

KHI Kawasaki-Hughes 369HS ZK-IAC msn 6644 of Hull Properties Ltd Penrose has been doing some flying over the last few day's from Hawker Pacific.


Our latest Robinson R66 ZK-HXC msn 0384 was only registered today to Heliflite Pacific Ltd and is seen outside their main hanger at Ardmore.

Zenair CH801 ZK-PIP msn 801-4161 ex OE-KWJ was registered on 4-8-14 to Addis Holdings Ltd, RD 1 Papakura,seen outside the Pionair hanger I assume still being assembled.

Two from NZAR 23-10-2014

Magnaman called through Ardmore today with his long lens and offers these two pics.
 Eurocopter AS 350 B2 ZK-HFF4 is c/n 4967 has been imported by Bryan Comerford for onward delivery. Seen here at Oceania. Originally N910AE from May of 2010; it changed to N351BE in January 2011 and can be seen as such at Ardmore on this post from a couple of days ago.
Above is a long shot of the MBB BK117-A4 ZK-IVB (c/n 7061). Ex USA, it has been listed to Airwork (NZ) Ltd since 05-08-2014.

Float plane takes off from trailer.

Sir Minty, most likely will have be launched from the trailer as per this 2010 video!





Taupo 16-10-2014

One week ago on our road trip North, I briefly called into Taupo airport.  The weather was foggy all the way from the Desert Road to Tokoroa so Taupo was pretty quiet.

Tecnam P 2002 Sierra ZK-LSF was waiting for the fog to lift.  It it registered to a Wellington address.

Local Cessna U206G floatplane ZK-EFI was running up its engine on a trailer.  I assume the floatpalne (not an amphibian) will take off from the towed trolley.  Can anyone confirm this?