Lots of pleasant surprises at Rangiora on Thursday the 21st.
Seeing the completed Cessna U206F Stationair ZK-DXC (c/n U20602986) now on its new floats is a real credit to owner Mike Scotter.
This aircraft has a long history of float operations since about 1976.
Not something we see every day at NZRT is a Stemme S 10V motor glider - but here we have the, Omaka based, Dave Crail ZK-GSI (c/n 14-039M) getting some attention.
And passing through from Mount Cook for Motueka was the Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 ZK-HJZ4 (c/n 1230) of Inflight Ski Planes Ltd.
The now locally based KAB Syndicates Just Aircraft SuperSTOL ZK-KAB2 (c/n JA314-08-13) starting up.
A stranger in town was the Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600 ZK-LTG (c/n 004) of Ravensdown Aerowork Ltd - presumably filling in for the locally based machine.