Sunday, 24 January 2021
Down at Mechanics Bay Heliport where it was even wetter Helicopter Me's latest fleet addition AS350B3 ZK-HTS was on the ramp. This was acquired in October 2020 and was previously privately owned based at North Shore airfield. It was originally imported new in 2006.
Saturday, 23 January 2021
And up from Tauranga the Autogyro Cavalon ZK-MKH which was imported new in 2012 and has been with its current owner, SkyGy Ltd, since 2017.
Thursday, 21 January 2021
Tim Gorman of the ZKaviation website was at Paraparaumu airport last Sunday 17/1/21 when the local RV 9A ZK-RVE2 was pushed out of its hangar:https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2020/09/vans-rv-9a-at-paraparaumu-20-96-2020.html I am still not sure if it has flown.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Following on from Richard Currie's post from Ardmore, some more spectacular images and a video of the Spitfire performing aerobatics over the Firth of Thames have appeared on the Avspecs facebook page. And as it won't be here for very long we should celebrate!
Monday, 18 January 2021
And at Pioneer Aero the Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk 41-13570 is progressing towards its first flight
Outside Heliflite was Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HXT4 which has been registered to a Fairlie owner since 2008. It was imported new in 2005.
And arriving back the Ardmore based Bell 206B ZK-IGD2 which was reregistered from HJT in 2015 to reflect its owner G Davidson's initials.
Over at Auckland International on the Air Centre One ramp was Gulfstream G600 M-AMBA which belongs to the owner of the Ineos Team UK America's Cup team.
On view at North Shore airfield today was Grand Caravan N522EX.
This is not its first visit to NZ - it came here as a new aircraft on demo back in 2019.
While over at Whenuapai Cessna 172N ZK-JAF has joined the Aviation Sports Club fleet.
This 172 spent some years with David and Margaret Brown at Ardmore.
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Proudly displaying its Costa Rican military colours was the 1964 model Cessna 185B ZK-CMW2 from Mercer. Originally imported from Canada in 1996 it was initially ZK-JAO before changing to CMW in 2002.
Up from Whakatane was Cessna A185F ZK-DKJ which was imported new in 1973, and acquired by an Ohope owner in December 2020.
And from Ardmore came Cessna 182S Skylane ZK-LKM which was imported from the USA in 2005.
Saturday, 16 January 2021
A quick poke around at Greymouth this afternoon found these four aircraft. All long shots.