Sunday, 21 February 2016

ZK-DAK departs Ashburton.

Allan Bowman reports on the loading and departure of ZK-DAK from Ashburton on 20-02-2016
 Above and below - loading passengers.

 On her way.
Check out this link for more details on the tours.

Below was the plan for the day (from the above link)
Day 9 – DC3 Flight - ASHBURTON to BLENHEIM  Breakfast & Dinner 
Fly out of Ashburton aboard your DC3 and head north to see Christchurch from above. The earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 changed many parts of Christchurch and a new revitalized city is now emerging. The city retains its ‘Garden City’ status and Hagley Park should be easy to identify near the city centre. To the east is Banks Peninsula, and the volcanic crater harbours of Lyttleton and Akaroa. Fly north to Kaikoura and hopefully you may see seals, whales and more mountain views. Land in Blenheim and visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre to see Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft displayed in stunning theatrical sets created by Weta Workshops. A short coach drive away is the pretty town of Havelock. Join a cruise boat for a pleasant afternoon exploring picturesque Pelorus Sound. Visit a mussel farm and enjoy a chance to try mussels with Marlborough wine – perhaps a local Sauvignon Blanc! Return to Blenheim by coach this afternoon.  
Bottom pic shows some of the visitors to Ashburton by the Geraldine Flying Group on the same morning.

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