Tuesday 15 September 2009

Rangiora area 15-09-2009

A few of the aircraft that I photographed in my patch today.
Above is Brett Emeny on short final for 07 in his Cessna 320E Skynight ZK-EGN2.
Being slowly assembled in Pat Scotters hangar is this Cessna 152 N24988 , c/n 80497. According to the FAA file this aircraft was exported to Peru - which is in fact true. Hayden Halsted did indeed ship this aircraft from the US to Peru but he was transferred to NZ before he had a chance to assemble it there. It never received a peruvian registration but it was registered as ZK-KDP on 24-06-2009.
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk ZK-EVC , c/n 81A0019 , started its career with the Southern Districts Aero Club at Gore. More recently [since early 2007] it had been Taieri based. From about March this year it has been in the Rangiora area, being listed to Grant Loader on 14-07-09.
One of a sizeable bunch of Cessna 152's operated by Mainland Air from Momona (Dunedin) is ZK-ETD , c/n 84195. It dropped in for fuel on its way back home after a mission to Motueka.
My favorite old Cessna 180 is ZK-BKG , c/n 30376 . This 1953 vintage aircraft came to NZ in 1955 for the Wellington Aero Club. It is currently listed to Richard Royds of Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Planes fame.
Surprise for the day was this De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk ZK-CPY2 , c/n C1-0389 which I tracked down at its home strip near Rangiora. It had just flown to/from Kaikoura. Interesting colour scheme. Underneath it is all blue with stars under both wings and tailplane.


  1. Great photos...see on some of your early posts you went to Rogotai College.

  2. Thanks Ian.

    Negative re the Rongotai College.
    I went to Kings !

  3. Ah...sorry didn't realise there were several posters on this blog...

    Were you instructing at the Wellington AC though?

  4. Ian

    I think you may have been referring to me - I went to Rongotai College

  5. Ah...right...what caught my eye was the photo of the 'Andrews A1'outside the old DCA hangar and you mentioning you were at Rongotai...[was there about the same time]...used to see it gathering dust about that time also. Took lots of photos of at the Aero Club then but all lost over the years with moves etc..

    Thanks for a great blog that I just stumbled on...

  6. Hi nice to see my aeroplane ZK-EVC

    It now lives in Napier as I moved it with me from Rangiora after the quake.


  7. Gidday there Daibhead.
    Yep, I noticed the change of address on the register the other day.
    Good move.
    Happy aviating.