Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
Caught just before it departed Taupo was Rotor Work's sole Bell 206L-3 LongRanger ZK-HPC3. This was imported from South Korea in 2019.
An early morning revisit to Taupo revealed Lakeview Helicopters' Bell UH-1H ZK-ILV which arrived from Australia in early 2019.
Sunday, 18 October 2020
The annual Tiger Club flyin at Taumarunui is always looked forward to as the first flyin of the flying season. This year the weather played ball and there was a very good turnout of Tigers and other interesting aircraft:
Saturday, 17 October 2020
I could not make it down to the Tiger Club rally at Taumarunui, but I did make it out to Kaipara Flats for a time this morning, and I heard an inbound radio call from the Airborne Edge Trike ZK-SJR so I moseyed on down to Runway 25 to catch its arrival:
Friday, 16 October 2020
This Eagle 150B was first noted as VH-NZL (c/n 019) with Eagle Aircraft Pty of Freemantle, West Australia on 20th October 1998.
It was ferried from Perth to Auckland, reaching Ardmore on 20th December 1998.
Its Australian registration was then cancelled on 12th May 1999 for it to become ZK-EGL2 on the 19th of May 1999 with Dennis Thompson International Ltd at Ardmore.
It has been with DTI ever since and has been advertised for sale for some considerable time with a total of 430 airframe hours.
Photograph above of it as ZK-EGL was taken at Ardmore by Rodney Maas on the 25th June 2006.
Its NZ registration was cancelled on 6th October this year.
It was photographed at Auckland International wearing its new Australian markings of VH-KKU on the 11th October 2020 by Alex Parker.
I called into North Shore a week ago on Friday for some Avgas. The weather was a bit blustery but the locally based Vans RV 8 ZK-EYT was pushed outside:
|After start up Paul Carran taxied out past the cows|
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
An unusual visitor at Kaipara Flats airfield this afternoon was this Cessna 172H ZK-TOR (c/n 17255598):
Monday, 12 October 2020
The New Zealand Aerobatic Club held their re-scheduled North Island Akro Fest at Mercer over the weekend of 10/11 October. Mark Pattenden was there and this photo of his caught my eye - thanks for the use of the photo Mark.
ZK-RVS3 (c/n 71371) was imported from Australia in mid 2020 where it was registered VH-BZV, After some work at Aero Pacific at Ardmore it was registered to Peter Whyte of Auckland on 17/9/20.
This is the third use of the registration ZK-RVS, and all have been Vans Aircraft models:
Sunday, 11 October 2020
Following my previous post on the recently registered Sonex Tri Gear ZK-VWS (see: http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2020/09/new-sonex-tri-gear-zk-vws-at-matamata.html ) it made its first flight here on 20 September, flown by Rainer Kunnemeyer:
Saturday, 10 October 2020
Friday, 9 October 2020
And not often seen the Cessna 182P Skylane II ZK-LEO which arrived in NZ back in 1995 from Australia and was initially ZK-JMP2 before becoming LEO in 2000. It was acquired by an Auckland owner in March 2020.
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
At Oceania Aviation was a 2019 model Bell 505 N194BG which is still current on the US register with the manufacturer Bell Textron.
Not previously blogged is the 1979 model Piper PA28-161 Warrior II ZK-FRL which was imported from the USA in 1988 and transferred to an Auckland owner in June 2020
For sale at Dennis Thompson was another of the 12 former RNZAF CT/4E Airtrainers registered back in 2015, ZK-PTJ, which hasnt been blogged before on this site
And added to the Ardmore Flying School fleet recently is the former L3 Aviation Cessna 172S ZK-ZAQ
Jodel D 9 ZK-CTW was New Zealand's first example, built by Max Murray of Geraldine and first flying at Timaru way back on 2 December 1969. We have had 12 Jodel D 9s registered here and by the 50th Anniversary celebrations we were down to 6 examples left flying.
However Ross Brodie rescued ZK-CTW from the Wairarapa and after a refurbishment at Rangitata Island he re-registered it on 9/9/20.
Sunday, 4 October 2020
It was such a lovely day at North Shore yesterday that there were lots of aircraft movements. Here are a few that interested me:
Saturday, 3 October 2020
I travelled down to North Shore airfield today to catch up with Lloyd Morris and his stunning new Vans RV 7 ZK-LDM (c/n 69740) :
Friday, 2 October 2020
Tim Gorman was on the spot yesterday to catch the new Originair Jetstream 32 ZK-JSK2 performing test flights from Feildair Engineering, and then leaving on its delivery flight to Nelson:2 (c/n 986) was flown into New Zealand as TF-ORG from Iceland and was registered to Originair of Nelson on 20/8/20. It has now been painted in the full Originair colours. Coincidentally the first ZK-JSK was also a BAe Jetstream but it was the larger 41 model.
Thursday, 1 October 2020
What are the chances of going out to Kaipara Flats airfield at 4 30 yesterday afternoon (on another matter) and finding a newly arrived Tiger Moth that I have never seen before? But that is just what happened!