Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tauranga today from Grayson

With improving weather around the traps the aviation activity has picked up some what.
These three were captured at Tauranga today by Grayson Ottaway.
ZK-EFT was one of a batch of Grumman American aircraft imported by New Zealand Aerospace Industries. 
The Grumman American AA-5B Tiger ZK-EFT (c/n AA5B-0518) was listed with NZAI of Hamilton on 01-11-1977 and eventually to the North Shore Aero Club from 29-11-1979.
Next move was to Lakeland Flying School/Air Charter Taupo (1995) Ltd from 17-12-1990.
It has been with the Barbarich-Bacher Family Trust of Auckland since October 2015.
 It was noted in this scheme at Ardmore last year. See EFT Here.
 The Cessna 172N Skyhawk ZK-JEY (c/n 71802) has been with with Warren Bettley of Tauranga since September of 2000. A 1979 model which came to NZ in 1995 for K and R Moody of Taupo. Two years later it was working for Leslie Aviation Ltd of Rotorua before going back to Taupo for Metair Partnership about seven months later.
The sign says it all. 
This is the Flight Care Ltd's Cessna TU206A Super Skywagon ZK-PAI2 (c/n U206-0511).
This seems to have been around since Adam was a Cowboy - starting its NZ career in December of 1984 as ZK-MAP1 before taking up ZK-SUN2 in December 1993 and ZK-PAI in July 2004.

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