Saturday, 23 March 2019

Cessna 180/185 Club Makarora weekend # 1

Last weekend Agairnz had the opportunity to attend the Cessna 180/185 Group fly in at Makarora.
He was flown down in Cessna 185B ZK-CMW2 from the owners farm strip at Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames on Friday 15th of March and returned on Sunday the 17th.
Below is a selection of shots from that weekend.
A general view of part of the aircraft parking area at Makaroara with Cessna 180 ZK-BSP in the foreground.
The weekend consisted of social events and fly outs to various back country strips, river beds and beaches.
Darlington Drilling and Piling Ltd Cessna 180 ZK-B JV (c/n 31452) on 'The Beach".
Great to see this 180 re-activated after so long parked up.
The Windwhistle Syndicates 180 ZK-BKG (c/n 30376).
The Martin Aviation Services Ltd Cessna 185 ZK-CAV (c/n 185-0212) had reflown as recently as 10-03-2019 after a seven year lay up.
From Wanaka came the Wildcat Trusts Cessna 185C ZK-CGH (c/n 185-0751).
Agairnz's ride for the weekend was the Cessna 185B ZK-CMW (c/n 1850653) as listed with CMC Investments Ltd.
This 185 initially flew in NZ as ZK-JAO between late 1996 and July of 2002.
Cessna 180B ZK-EEJ (c/n 18050557) is Graeme Prankerd's down from near Stratford.

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