Following in Sir Minty's footsteps, an opportunity presented itself for a drive-by of Ardmore 3 May. Just when we thought the autumnal anti-cyclonic gloom would dominate the visit it was the proliferation of another airborne phenomena that caught our attention - tail draggers!
I cannot remember the last time I caught up with 4 Piper Cubs in one setting!
|Piper PA18-150 ZK-BKD - its past is well covered in Sir Minty's review.|
|Ardmore resident Piper PA18 ZK-BKW on finals for grass 21.|
|Registered to a Napier address since May 1998, Piper PA18 ZK-BQS|
|Piper PA18 ZK-BTU had an ownership change in March this year to a Hamilton address.|
|Piper PA22-135 Pacer ZK-PAL outside its residence|
|P40 Kittyhawk ZK-CAG returning from a local flight, preceded by Harvard ZK-WAR|
|Spitfire MK IX ZK-WDQ rumbles away on a local flight.|
|Ex RNZAF Airtourer ZK-CLD seems to have its past identity a little confused. Its ex NZ1769 but seems to enjoy posing as the more powerful CT4 Airtrainer with the serial number NZ1941.|