Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tokoroa 7-1-2015

My final (productive) airport stop on my way back from Napier on 7/1/15 was Tokoroa.  Normally I find the airfield deserted but I had arranged with Murray Belfield who had kindly agreed to come out and open up the hangar where his son's Jodel D 11 is kept.

ZK-KNB (c/n SP 2407) was the project that was originally started by Trevor Tollinson at Wairoa many years ago.  Karl Belfield purchased the project and with assistance from his father and fellow Jodel D 11 builder Murray, completed the aircraft and registered it on 16/9/13.  It has an O-200 engine and large tyres and Murray said it flies beautifully.

Also hangared at Tokoroa is James Lobet's unique Ganagobie Mousebird ZK-JLO.  I have posted the deatils of this aircraft previously at

Tail detail of the Ganagobie showing what a mousebird looks like (click on the photo to enlarge it).

And we needed to push Bantam B 22S ZK-MTX out of the han gar to get the Jodel Out.  It is owned by a Reporoa owner.

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