Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Omarama last Sunday.

On the way back from Wanaka last Sunday we stopped in at my old stamping ground at Omarama.
 The PZL-Bielsko SZD-48-1 Standard Jantar ZK-GMJ (c/n B1013) has been around since 1980. It was briefly with John Upton and then to Rob Garlick before heading over to Waipukurau to one John Tucker in 1989. The Jantar GMJ Syndicate of Waipawa appear from August of 1994 with an address change to Halswell more recently. Sounds like a Roger Read and Youth Glide arrangement.
Anyway - here the kids appear to have formed a committee to decide on which vector to use. 
09 it is - with Grob 103 Twin Astir ZK-GMN (c/n 3291) of Glider Rentals on the roll.
Another Glider Rental glider is this Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus ZK-GQQ (c/n 593) on a simulated competition finish along 09 to impress the Comanche boys and girls.
A very interesting glider is this amateur built Bryan HP-18 ZK-GVB (c/n AACA/569). Built by Hans Bryner and David Moody in Auckland and first flying on 08-12-1984. Tim Harwick-Smith took it over from 10-09-1997 and flew it mostly out of Stratford.
On 19-09-2012 it transferred to a 'private' owner in Alexandra.
Go Viv.
Finally we see the Schempp-Hirth Discus 2B ZK-GZP (c/n 59) as currently listed to a private owner.
This flew briefly in Germany as D-1134 in 2000 before going Stateside to become N5011 in 2001. 
It was imported by Sailplane Services 2005 Ltd of Drury and listed in NZ on 29-09-2005. 
Bob Martin of Gore is listed from 20-08-2008 until it was returned to Drury to Ross Gaddes from 03-04-2013 for some TLC. It returned to Bob Martin - now of Queenstown from 27-06-2014 and from 25-08-2015 has been listed to a private owner.


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