Wednesday, 1 July 2009

1st day of July

A dash around Ardmore late this afternoon netted three new aircraft, well, new to me!

The first was Cessna 185B ZK-CMW registered to Pokeno interests, and by the getup worn by the pilot now employed in the meat bombing role from the local strip at Mercer.

The second aircraft discovered was Piper PA38-112 ZK-JBX. I actually photographed this aircraft some months ago but it has been minus any markings, its registration just recently applied. It is lined up to head south sometime for the aero club at Palmerston North to whom it has been registered since September last year.

Thirdly was Jodel D.18 ZK-SCJ just far enough outside of its hanger and capturing the last rays of sunlight. It is registered to an Air NZ pilot and came onto the register in 2004, flying for the first time in October that year. It would appear the aircraft has been based in the Waikato region but perhaps now resides at Ardmore.

1 comment:

  1. I think CMW has been around for a wee while. It used to be maybe JAO (or similar, will have to look up). I'm pretty sure that in the last 10 years or so it has had a few nose-overs. It is probably the one on loan to Jim liver to fill in for the yellow submarine (FNX) due to it being out of the air because of its recent landing accident, and CKT which is probably still sitting, near dead, at ardmore somewhere...