Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Saturday, 14 May 2022
And the tailwheel RV7 ZK-WOS2 which was imported from Australia in 2019 for a Napier owner, moving onto its current Whitianga owner in late 2021.
The RV7 is our most popular Vans model with 31 currently registered.
Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express N372BC c/n 9413 has been noted parked at Hamilton and Auckland and more recently at Nelson Airport next to the Crash Fire unit since 23-04-2022.
It then disappeared into the books of the Bank of Utah from 25-10-2021 and appears to be blocked from the 'flight radar' platforms.
Can anyone identify the red helicopter on the left of the photo ?
Friday, 13 May 2022
I had to make a trip down to Ardmore today for an replacement Dzus fastener for my Jodel's cowling. Thanks to Warren Denholm for rummaging around a box of fasteners to come up with one that was suitable. As always there was interesting aircraft restoration going on inside Avspecs, and outside was the CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre A94-922:
Outside Classic Flyers was the Cessna A37B ZK-JTL which has been registered to Jet Trainers Ltd, Ardmore since 1992.
Thursday, 12 May 2022
After several years of inactivity in hangars at Kaipara Flats airfield, Kevin Mills' Aero Gare Sea Hawk ZK-SEA completed a new Annual Inspection today and it was outside running and checking out a new prop that produced better static RPMs.
It was a spectacular day for flying in the North today, so after the Annual was signed off in the late afternoon Kevin took it out for a flight in perfect conditions and lovely late afternoon sun:
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
It did the Lord Howe to Norfolk Island and Auckland run yesterday and carried on to Timaru and Wanaka today to its new owner.
Pretty neat for an eighty three year old.
Monday, 9 May 2022
Jordan Elvy visited Wanganui airport on Sunday and found a couple of interesting aircraft in the aero club hangar: