Saturday, 17 October 2015

Rangiora open day # 1

What began as a beautiful warm morning turned rather windy, cool and a little damp by late morning.
Still a fgood number of people popped out to view the aircraft - many of which remained on display in their hangars - and to see what sport and microlight aviation was all about.
There were close to 100 aircraft available to be viewed close up.
Follows is a selection of aircraft on site.
 Cessna 180 ZK-BDE (c/n 30459) in its radiant beauty. A major rebuild by Arnold Gallagher and Malcolm Price from about 2009 onward. It is now registered to Roger Hewitt - related to one of its very early Ag operators - Hewett Aviation in the early 1960's.
This aircraft has had several mentions on this blog before.
To check these - enter the registration in the box towards the top left corner of your screen.
 Gert Kruiningen assembled his Airdrome Aeroplanes Bleriot XI for the day.
Suitably registered ZK-BXI2 (c/n BLE-003) it is powered by a 250 cubic inch Velie five cylinder engine from 1928.
The very tidy little Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub ZK-CXC (c/n 18-6202) has been Rangiora based since 1984 with the Fern Syndicate. Initially registered ZK-BTT it was damaged at Ardmore in January 1963 and returned to the register as ZK-CXC on 04-07-1968 thanks to Central Aircraft Maintenance Ltd of Hamilton.
The Lillybank Syndicate had the Gardan GY-20 Minicab U/L ZK-DMM (c/n AACA/180) out for the pundits to peruse. 

1 comment:

  1. Great pic of BDE ,Noted the 3 blade prop.Great to see this aircraft is still flying .