Thursday, 4 October 2018

Masterton on 29-9-2018

As well as The Vintage Aviator machines, there were also several other interesting aircraft around Hood Aerodrome.  I really enjoy hanging around an airfield for a good chunk of time on a nice day as usually something interesting shows up.  And so it was at Masterton last Saturday:

Craig Stobbs pushed his spectacular Glasair III ZK-UAE (c/n 25-4749) out for a photo in the sun.  Craig told me that he built quite a bit of his Glasair in Dubai when he was flying for Emirates, hence the registration.  Craig also told me he follows the blog, so Hi Craig!

Craig has also recently rebuilt Piper PA 25-235 Pawnee ZK-SUG and finished it in this nice colour scheme.  It was employed towing gliders during the afternoon.

Glasflugel H 201B Standard Libelle ZK-GHF has been around the New Zealand soaring scene since December 1970!

while Schempp-Hirth Discus-2cT ZK-GXM is a much more modern glider having been first registered in December 2006.

The local Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club's Tecnam P 2002JF Sierra ZK-WRA was out doing circuits.

Sky Sports (NZ) Ltd's Cessna 185A ZK-CBY was also doing familiarisation circuits.  It is usually used for parachute dropping.  It has been around since 1962!

Also from the 60s is Bill Dittmer's Gardan Minicab ZK-CXB.

Later in the afternoon Josh Flynn had his EAA Acrosport II ZK-FLY2 out of its hangar.

The local Super Air Cresco is ZK-JOF while ZK-LTQ is hangared in the SVAS hangar.

And Andrew Cuttance popped in for a while in the Rural Aerial Co-operative's Air Tractor AT-402B ZK-JHG.

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