As I have previously posted, we have had seven of the earlier VG model Savannahs on the New Zealand register. We also have had a couple of XL models and three S models flying.
We will be seeing more Savannahs as eight are being actively built around the country including another by the new agent Philip Seale of Westwind Aviation Ltd at Forest Field in Canterbury.
ZK-MHG (c/n 09-02-51-809) was built by Michael H Glen of Christchurch and was first registered to him on 28/2/12. It was our first XL model, still with the slab sided rear fuselage but with the new cowlings. It is photographed at Rangiora with small wheels and tyres on 29/2/12...
then with bigger tyres at the 2013 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton on 9/2/13...
and more recently with even bigger tyres at the 2017 RAANZ flyin at Rangiora, on 1/4/17.
ZK-LCF (c/n 14-06-44-0339) was imported as a factory built aircraft purchased by Lance Weller of Tutukaka and was first registered to him on 21/10/14.
It was our first S model Savannah with the rounded rear fuselage.
On 21/12/14 it was sold to Nathan D Hughes of Ohaupo, and it is photographed above at the 2016 Black Sands flyin at Raglan, on 5/11/16.
ZK-CVK2 (c/n 10-7-51-916), an XL model, was built in Western Australia and was registered on the Australian microlight register as 19-7675 on 11/8/10.
It was imported into New Zealand by the South Eyre Trust of Rangiora and registered to them on 9/2/15.
It still wears its AUF registration on the tail as in this photo taken at the 2017 RAANZ flyin at Rangiora, on 1/4/17.
ZK-MYN (c/n 14-11-54-0359), an S model, was built by the Savannah agent, Philip Seale of Forest Field near Christchurch (Westwind Aviation Ltd) and was first registered on 19/1/16.
It is photographed above at the 2017 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton, on 1/2/17.
It was then sold to Glenn N Martin Ltd of Christchurch and is now based at Rangiora alongside Glenn's other aircraft (the Sting S4 ZK-MTN).
ZK-BIC2 (c/n 14-11-54-0358), another S model, was built by Tony den Haan of Cust (hence the registration Built In Cust), and it was first registered to him on 1/12/16.
Tony previously owned a couple of Jodel D 11s so maybe he feels that the Savannah is a type of modern Jodel? It is photographed above at the 2017 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton, on 4/2/17.
That's all of our Savannahs for now, but as I noted above there will be more of them in the future.
The New Zealand Savannah website is found at www.savannahnz.com