Saturday, 25 October 2014

Ardmore This Afternoon 25-10-2014

On a lovely afternoon at Ardmore, it was again pretty quiet.

But hey! quiet is OK if a Spitfire is in the circuit!  

A long shot of ZK-WDQ on approach.


And turn off the runway.  That's one lucky passenger.

Vincent Aviation goes belly up.

The Vincent Aviation Beech 1900c ZK-VAE (c/n UC-56) at NZWB 09-12-2004.
For those that don't follow the MRC blog - Vincent Aviation has closed their doors.

I remember - But when ?

I certainly remember the occasion.
But not the date.
Anybody ?
The demonstrator C141 N4141A c/n 6110 at Wellington International.
A reminder to all to note the details on photographs.

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 :-
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.