Here are some of the more interesting shots taken this week.
At Rangiora on my pie run on Friday the 27th I caught the Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-HEM4 (c/n 1073) refueling whilst on its way to Queenstown.
This BK started as JA6660 in March of 1991 and moved on down to Australia to become VH-KHO2 from 27-10-2009.
Heli Holdings of Auckland took it on from 31-10-2011 and moved it up to PNG where it became P2-HBN the following month with Heli Niugini.
It was registered as ZK-HEM4 on 29-09-2017 to Airwork (NZ) Ltd.
Taken at Christchurch International on the 25th - from the Canterbury Aero Club balcony - was this Piper PA-31T2 Cheyenne II XL D-INFO (c/n 31T-8166031). This is currently in country along with three other German registered 'World Rounders'.
Check them out HERE
My shot above is not as good as the Tony McFarlin shot below.
Another recent addition to the microlight fraternity at Rangiora is the Avid Heavy Hauler UL ZK-OST (c/n 1543-E) for Max Earnshaw of Christchurch. It is seen here receiving attention at STOL Performance NZ.
Another local is the Zenair CH701 STOL ZK-STL (c/n 7-9777) of Greg Van der Hulst from Fernside.
Down at Christchurch International on the 25th I potted the Parcelair (Airwork Flight Operations) Boeing 737-476 ZK-PAQ (c/n 24443) getting some fresh air around its port engine.