Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Omaka on the 27th

 Nigel Griffith had his Piper PA-18-160 Cub ZK-BOY (c/n 18-6172) with its big feet and under fuselage pod on site today.
Below is a bit of info about the pod.
 New engine fitted and Cessna 208 Caravan ZK-SAN (c/n 20800360) is nearly ready to roll out again. This was previously ZK-TZR from 2006 until being re-registered on 28-06-2013.
 Below we see Cessna 185A ZK-CBS (c/n 1850398) in its latest colour scheme.
It is awaiting the fitting of a modified hopper, being built up in Auckland, which will allow room for an instructor in the right hand seat for its new agricultural training role.
The first two ag rating trainee pilots are waiting patiently to begin training.
Ownership moved from Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Planes Ltd to Patchett Ag-Air Ltd at Blenheim on 15-02-2015. 
This Cessna has been with Mount Cook through all its changes since 1962.

Whangarei Yesterday 2-3-2015

A day trip to Whangarei yesterday included a quick trip to the airport at Onerahi.

Piper PA 32-260 Cherokee 6 ZK-NZA3 was sitting forlornly minus its rudder.  It probably won't fly again as it was cancelled from the register on 28/5/14.  It was ex ZK-NOW and N3518W.

PA 28-181 Archer ZK-KCC was having some extensive maintenance.  This aircraft was previously ZK-NDA and has been previously covered on the blog at www.nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/piper-archer-11-zk-kcc.html  Since that post ownership has changed to G and J Hales Ltd of Paparoa.

The smart looking Celier Xenon gyrocopter ZK-XJE was outside being polished.  It is owned by the
Robinson Family Trust of Kamo Kamo.  It is the only ZK-XJ registration on the register.

Alpi Pioneer 200 ZK-CIR was hangared.  It is owned by a Whangarei owner.

TL-2000 Sting RG ZK-SLY was also in the same hangar and has a Whangarei owner.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Belated shots from Ardmore.

 At Ardmore on the 24th of February was the Cessna U206C Super Skywagon ZK-JCB (c/n U206-0922) of Murray Hargreaves Ltd of Maungaturoto. This 1967 model 206 flew into NZ on 08-03-1993 from Oz and has had at lease seventeen operators since.
 Also on the 24th was this Cessna 510 Mustang VH-YDZ.
On the 28th the Tara-Iti No1 Ltd's Eurocopter EC 130T2 ZK-HTI2 (c/n 7696) was seen on the trolley.
All three pics from Magnaman.

What its all about.

Landing on the river bed and tossing the line in - surely this is what its all about.
A photo from Terry Wilkins shows the Club Crafters Carbon Cub ZK-CUB3 (c/n CCK-1865-0055) of The Lucky Skunks Club during a mission.

Alpi Pioneer 300 ZK-LPK

Another scoop pic from Allan Bowman at Ashburton on 01-03-2015.
The fixed gear Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300 ZK-LPK (c/n 5014) was registered to ALPI New Zealand Ltd (Logan McLean) of Rangiora on 24-02-2015. 
In the hot seat is its new "owner elect" David Leefe who currently operates the Alpi Pioneer 200 ZK-PYS.
A closer looks shows the "Alpi Aviation Rangiora" titles on the tail; "Pioneer 300 Kite" on the fuselage just forward of the cockpit and "Equipped by  FLYBOX" on the cowling.