Saturday 31 January 2009

Other Canterbury Aero Club happenings.

Brian Wigley's Cessna 182E ZK-WKK (c/n 53823) parked outside the Aero Club minus engine.
Cessna 172M Skyhawk ZK-FKS (c/n 63305) of Rick Lucas Helicopters outside the Clubs hangar on Friday (30th). Today (31st) it was on the tie downs, still minus upper engine cowling.

In the Club workshop was the Cessna 172N Skyhawk ZK-EJQ (c/n 68793) ex Bill Hales of Hanmer Springs. It has just joined the Club lineup (from 09-01-09). Note the CAC emblem near the top of the fin. This edition to the Club fleet is due to a change to the Indian regs that require their NZ (overseas) trained pilots to have had their commercial licence flight test carried out in NZ on an aircraft type that is available in India before their Indian licences can be granted when they get back home. (Does that make sense ?) [anyway I know what I mean]. Seemingly the PA28's are a bit scarce on the ground over there.
The Club had an open day today and ANZ/Eagle kindly supplied this B1900D ZK-EAR2 from mid afternnon for public inspection. Here it has just taxied past the fuel pumps and is about to stop outside the club rooms.

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