Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Ardmore open day Sunday 22-11-2015

Magnaman offers these photographs taken at the Open Day at Ardmore on Sunday last.
All have appeared on these pages previously.
 ZK-MXS2 (c/n 0013) is Doug Brooker's MX Aircraft MXS. It joined our register on 10-07-2015.
 ZK-NUT is c/n G202028 and is the Akrotech G202 as listed with the great Stunt Company.
 The Yakovlev ZK-PTE is c/n 9010311 and belongs to the Vause Trusts Partnership.
 ZK-SUK (c/n 75-01) is the Robert Fry Sukhoi SU-29.
 Auckland Seaplanes De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1 ZK-WKA (c/n 1585) shows its size.
 Yak-52 ZK-YAC2 is c/n 822108 and is listed to Yak 52 Ltd.
 Yak-52 ZK-YAQ3 is c/n 844515 and is currently listed with Russian Aero Adventures Ltd of Pauanui Beach.
And the Yak-52 ZK-ZAH being c/n 888708 is with Blue 52 Ltd of Hamilton.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

The light side of aviation.

Not to be confused with 'The Dark Side'.
A quick visit to the Skytrek Tandem hang Gliding and Paragliding site near Arrowtown produced these flying machines.
 Above is the BGD Dual 25D s/n BGO31717A.
 Above we have the Gin Fuse 23U s/n BD06-K6600179D.
 And now two I haven't identified.
All a bit outside my immediate sphere of interest - but it is aviation.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gee It's Nice To Be Back Home Again

With apologies to John Denver, it was great to return to New Zealand this morning after more than 3 months away, even if the weather in Auckland was wet and windy forcing the postponement of the Brian Langley Memorial aerobatic competition at North Shore Airfield.

This was taken from Air New Zealand flight NZ 288 approaching North Cape this morning, operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ZK-NZC3 .  A very nice flight.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Holiday bliss.

Where else could you take a holiday like this ?
Fishing in the Ahuriri River and hauling in a clump of Didymosphenia geminata ( better known as didymo or rock snot to most of us) and about to be buzzed by the LS3 ZK-GLS on a competition finish - with a suspicious patch of "weed" in the foreground (not that I would know anything about that).

ZK-DJM revisited.

Further to the original post on the Cessna A185F ZK-DJM (c/n 18502156) at :-

Thanks to Jamie Gunson I can now add these photographs showing ZK-DJM undertaking spray work on his property near Onga Onga on 24-01-2010.