Thursday 28 May 2009

Breaking the cabin fever at Rangiora today.

After nearly two weeks of horridible weather in the Christchurch area we got a lovely cool sunny day today. I dropped into Rangiora for a while this afternoon and the place was really buzzing. Aircraft and people pleased to get airborne.
Murphy Rebel ZK-VAL2 [c/n 408R] with Neville Sommerville dashing off.
Rans S6ES TD Coyote 11 ZK-DYM [c/n 4051657] (Delta Yankee Kermit) about to commit aviation.
Ed Langston thrashing the circuit in his Vans RV-4 ZK-SIM2 [c/n 2826]
The Clayton Auster J4 ZK-AXC [c/n 2080] just off it annual.
Jodel D.11 ZK-EDG [c/n AACA/17/2] locally based just in from checking the curvature of the earth.
Heli CD Contractors Hughes 369E ZK-HCD3 [c/n 0021E] departing after refueling.
Ruth departing in the Tecnam P2002 Siera RG ZK-SRG2 [c/n 364]. It has been based on the nearby Vallance airstrip for a while.
ZK-DDL2 the Tecnam P2004 Bravo [c/n 051] of Diamond Plant and Equipment Hire was out for a breath of air fresh.
The Small's Cessna 172L Skyhawk ZK-DAW [c/n 59737] from the Haka Valley dropped in briefly. They have had this for nearly 35 years now.
Cessna A185F Skywagon ZK-DSO [c/n A185F-02282] about to venture forth on a local flight.
And happiness is:- Terry Salmon back after a 45 minute blat in Corby CJ-1 Starlet ZK-EEZ [c/n AACA/130/1].

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