Omaka airfield today hosted the annual Healthy Bastard's flying competition and of interest amongst the competitors and visitors were the following.
1953 model Cessna 180 Robertson STOL conversion ZK-BDD which is registered to a Nelson owner
From Hawkes Bay came 1973 model Cessna 172M ZK-DWO
Locally based Marlborough Helicopters' sprayer Bell 206B ZK-HZE returning from a job
A recent import from the UK is Rockwell Commander 114 ZK-MJL3 which is Picton based with its UK immigrant owner. It was formerly G-BMJL and was registered here in November 2019.
Tailwheel Cessna 172 conversion ZK-MLY2 is a 1956 model imported in 2011 from the US, and is Blenheim based
Also imported from the US, but in 2012, is the smart Cessna 170B ZK-SJK, registered to a Nelson owner.