Richard reports that it has been very quiet at Pauanui since New Year with only holiday residents doing circuits and short trips.
Today there were only four aircraft movements all day but one was the first visit of GA8 ZK-FSS.
Stark Aviation visit daily usually with 172 ZK-CWD or the other GA8 ZK-FSR, or both, so it was good to catch the latest addition to their fleet.
Gippsland GA8 Airvan ZK-FSS2 (c/n GA8-02-017) was built as VH-AAP6 and registered to Gippsland Aeronautics at Latrobe Valley in Victoria on 31-07-2002.
On 29-08-2002 it was listed to Gary J Wight of Traralgon, Victoria.
It was then flown from Latrobe Valley to Nelson on 08-10-2002 for a NZ demonstration tour.
With its Australian registration cancelled on 10-11-2002 it became ZK-SAF2 with Air Safaris and Services (NZ) Ltd at Lake Tekapo on 14-11-2002.
It was sold to Stark Aviation Ltd of Hamilton in November and re-registered as ZK-FSS2 on 05-12-2016.
Weather looks good for the fly in on Saturday as long as the current SW winds ease.