2 (c/n 09) belonging to Harry Devonish.
2 (c/n 2816) was also thrashing the circuit.
And can't you just hear it ? North American NA78 Harvard 3* ZK-XSA (c/n 78-6647) did a couple of circuits before blatting off to some less crowded airspace.
ZK-SPN is a Robin R2160 (an earlier version of the Alpha 2169's that were manufactured in Hamilton by Alpha Aviation). It is listed as being owned by Jagair of Wellington but has a history around North Shore - being imported by Wingnut Aviation of North Shore and first registered on 10/5/06. It was then owned by North Shore Aero Club before a stint with CTC Aviation Training in Hamilton, then back to Wingnut Aviation and then to Jagair. I am not sure why it was at North Shore today - maybe a homing instinct?
This aircraft has an interesting international history, Being imported to New Zealand from Spain, hence the registration. It started out as F-ODJC in France, then went to the Ivory Coast as TU-TJC, then to Tunisia as TS-AJC, then to Greece as SX-ACJ and then to Spain as EC-HLF. You could say it is well travelled!
|Ahaura Helicopters Robinson R22 ZK-HPY|
|Helipro's Robinson R44 II ZK-HFP|
|Jasra Helicopters Robinson R44 ZK-IJA|
|Helipro Robinson R22 ZK-HDF|
|Vertical Aviation Hughes 500HS ZK-HOM|
|At Napier 24 January 2011, W Grant photo|
|Landing at Auckland 22 August 2011, N Jones photo|