Monday 29 September 2008
For further details see http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=22911
Under sources click on "Paravia"for more aerial shots of JPP.
Click on "TSR Video"for accident site shots.
Tks to Ray for headsup.
Sunday 28 September 2008
Saturday 27 September 2008
Friday 26 September 2008
Barry. Not AMY either. Again; that was not the question.
Barry. (again). Indeed the starboard wing : but outboard of the engine at the wing attachment.
mr 47. Put your three cornered hat on (the one with the big letter "D " on it).
Pic is of ZK-DAK at Westport on 27-03-2007 during its NZ tour covering the NZNAC anniversary.
Well done all.
Stand by for something more taxing.
Thursday 25 September 2008
ZK-SID Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP , c/n 9523 , caught outside its immaculate hangar at Timaru.
This was registered as ZK-SID on 24-04-2008 to SID McAuley.
It was previously ZK-JPT with the Wakatipu Aero Club (Air Wakatipu) from 24-12-2003.
PIC below of ZK-JPJ2 at Queenstown on 16-08-2006.
Also noted by me for the first time was the Cessna 172 Skyhawk ZK-NFJ2 , c/n 68021 , listed with Target Products 1978 Ltd of Washdyke.
This is a rebuild of ZK-SBJ which is a 1976 model; imported into NZ by Rob Leach for S B Jones of Mossburn and registered on 31-01-1979. About eight more operaters are listed before its accident at Lake Sumner on 31-10-1998 when it failed to get airborne from a wet strip.
I believe it was a Avtek rebuild at Timaru.
Monday 22 September 2008
Well done Anonymous and Anonymous Barry.
Saturday 20 September 2008
They were unloaded from their container on the Skysales pad (a designated Ag clearing area) in the rain on Thursday (18th)
N3106M is a Archer III as seen above. (To become ZK-LJE).
ZK-LJD is a Warrior III, below. Both pics from Glen Reid of Skysales.
Wednesday 17 September 2008
Across the fences at Skysales was the Hughes 369E ZK-INO. See blog below.
Tuesday 16 September 2008
And off course everyone knows that this began as ZK-MCH in December of 1976 and went to Mount Cook & Southern Lakes Tourist Co Ltd, and as a floatplane it overturned in Earshell Cove on 15-03-1977. Its registration was cancelled on 05-04-1977 and the remains went to Whirl-Wide Helicopters of Timaru. It was rebuilt by Central Aircraft Maintenance at Hamilton and re-registered as ZK-WWH for Whirl-Wide Helicopters on 03-08-1977. At least half a dozen owner/operators followed until it was damaged on take off at Queenstown in August of 2005. It was rebuilt at Nelson as a part time project and became listed with John & Lorraine Horrell of Nelson, flying again on 13-11-07, and has been leased to the Nelson Aviation College.
Monday 15 September 2008
The object was the mirror on the side of the Aerospatiale SA365N Dauphin 2 ZK-HYX2 of Rick Lucas Helicopters (Helipro).
Photographs taken at Paraparaumu on 10-12-2006.
This helicopter joined the NZ Civil register on 20-09-2004 and was cancelled on 16-11-2007 as exported to Rumania.
Well done anonymous.
Sunday 14 September 2008
Jerry O'Neill had his DG-800B ZK-GPY at Rangiora recently and it is seen here about to doddle of into the mountains together with (but seperately - if you know what I mean) Dave Tillman in his ASH26E ZK-GRL. Both being self launching motor gliders.
In the background is the SU-29 ZK-SUK. It has been at NZRT, based in the RAE hangar, for over a month now and has been quiet active. I noted Brett Emeny having a drive of it on 13-08-08. Brett has his C320 ZK-EGN on the field that day. His Bell 206B ZK-HXQ was here on Friday (12th).
Saturday 13 September 2008
Pic below shows it at Pudding Hill on 25-01-1981 with Aviation News script on tail + large bird .
Pic below shows it at Invercargill on 22-11-1983.
It crashed on take off from the Fox Glacier airstrip on Friday 5th taking out the power supply to the township. All three persons were injured with the pilot still in ICU at CHCH.
Mountain Helicopters lifted the wreck out of the bush on Thursday - three photos in the Press today.
Friday 12 September 2008
N77317 , c/n 11759 , is of 1946 vintage. Unpacked at Rangiora mid week for its owner Fred Vernon. It has rag wings with metal ailerons and I guess an after market rear side window added . I am not certain if it will aspire to the NZ Civil register, but if it does it will become the second C120 after ZK-FFK which is with the Vintage Cessna 120 Syndicate at Hamilton.
For more details see the latest edition of NZ Aviaton News Magazine (September page 2).
Thursday 11 September 2008
ZK-IFX initially arrived ex Japan (JA6039) in 2005 and was registered to Oceania on 25Nov that year as ZK-HNG/5. It transferred to The Helicopter Line in March 2006 and then had its registration changed to ZK-IFX on 03 August 2007.
Minus its blades outside the Oceania hanger 08Sep.
Wednesday 10 September 2008
Top pic at Rangiora on 23-09-07. Bottom view also at RT but on 21-10-07.
Tuesday 9 September 2008
Note the floatation gear on the skids.