Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Cessna A185F ZK-TWZ (c/n 18502289) was registered in New Zealand on 17/12/20. This is what NZ Aviation News said about it at the time:
Cessna 185’s are still a popular import with the latest listing being ZK-TWZ for Simon Williamson of Glenbrook Station (2010) Ltd out of Omarama. This is an A185F Skywagon model built as N3395S back in 1983 for delivery to the General Conference Corporation of Washington, DC. It was then listed to Merrill Nelson of Singapore in 1977 and then went on down to Australia to become VH-AIA3 from 16 January 1989 with Angus Von Douglas at Mareeba, Queensland. From 20 June 2013 it was with Kieran Brown of Buderim, Queensland and lastly to Glenbrook Station (2010) Ltd from 8 June 2020 and was operated by Steven Death of East Albury, NSW. It was ferried across – flying the Lord Howe Island to Christchurch leg on 13 November 2020. It replaces the older Cessna 185C ZK-SMW (Simon’s initials) as used by Simon since 2003.
Monday, 25 October 2021
It departed for its home base at Forest Field later on Saturday.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Friday, 22 October 2021
Doing training flights at Rangiora was R22 Beta II ZK-HOZ3. This was imported from the US in 2004 and was acquired by its current owner, Macsil Deer Farms of Christchurch just this month.
Also at Rangiora was R44 II ZK-IJT of Hurunui Helicopters, Amberley. This was imported new in 2003 as ZK-IMP, and has been with its current owner since June 2019.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Up the road at the Helicopters South Canterbury base at Waitohi was AS350BA ZK-HMG3 which was acquired this month from Prosser Heli Ag of Fairlie. It was imported from the US back in 2015.
Being a nice day for flying, John Crone called from North Shore on Tuesday to say that he would come up to Kaipara Flats for an afternoon coffee and also that Ian Anderson and Francois Buys would fly up from Parakai. So I went out to the airfield and put the jug on.2 flown by Francois. We had a very pleasant socially distanced coffee, it was good to see you guys.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
See previous posts here https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/search?q=axc
The Fairchild is of 1934 vintage whilst the Auster is from 1946.