With easterly winds prevailing its nice to catch some of the movements at Ardmore using runway 03 which is close to the perimeter road making photography easy. Some taxiway work is being conducted this week so there was also some odd ball parking of resident aircraft so that they won't get caught up if they wish to go aviating - check out Andy's blog here for a brief and map : http://www.ardmorepilot.com/
Back to the snaps from 04 March:
|above and below : Tara-Iti's EC130 T2 ZK-HTI arrives back at the Airbus facility. The helicopter is operated in conjunction with the golf course development near Mangawhai north of Auckland. Tara-Iti also operate Pilatus PC12 ZK-TIL while the US based owners fly around in Global Express N801KF and are also associated with the Searey N415TA.|
|Schweizer 269C-1 ZK-IPM has been on the register since February 2007 and is currently recorded as being operated by PE Maw of Matakohe. An earlier blog post featuring ZK-IPM can be found here : http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/dargaville-from-jean210.html|
|Christian Aviation have operated Cessna 172M ZK-FSA for the last 12 years. It is seen here carrying out a training flight.|
|Flight Hauraki Cessna 207 ZK-MDZ departing for a city scenic. The operator has recently moved its base to Ardmore by the looks of it and movements are conducted from the DTI ramp. Their Cessna 172 ZK-MDV is also now located at Ardmore as is Cessna U206C |
ZK-JCB which appears to be part of their fleet.
And keep an eye on http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/ for any news of Flight Hauraki's quasi scheduled services being advertised ex Ardmore.