Monday 26 October 2009

A moment in time. Rangiora. Saturday 24-10-2009

A lunch stop at Rangiora on Saturday the 24th October 2009 was well worth the deviation from track. Barry (Baz) Payne from the Wainono Homestead, Studholme Junction (near Waimate) popped in for a cuppa coffee in his Piper PA-24-250 Comanche ZK-BAZ2 , c/n 24-3206 . Hard to believe that this is a 1962 model still in its original factory colour scheme. It has about 1750 airframe hours and is based Timaru based.
Grant Porter's Avid Mk IV ZK-JHW , c/n 1434D , has been undergoing a bit by bit refurbishment. The fuselage is now overall silver.
Another out of town aircraft was this Murphy Rebel ZK-JQD , c/n 387 . This was an eleven year project by Peter Kempthorne which joined the register on 24-08-2004.
Neil S Ross of Gore has used his initial as the registration of his Tecnam P92 Eaglet U/L ZK-NSR2 , c/n 1128 . Up on a dual x/c exercise from Ashburton; grabbing some fuel; a "P" stop; and then away again to points south. Ruth Presland in the right hand seat.
The TRC Toyoto Cessna T210R Turbo Centurion ZK-TRO3 , c/n 64918 , from Feildiing passed through again.
Behold, another stranger. In Paul Woodley's hangar was this Aviate Raptor 582 ZK-WHG , c/n AR 0009.belonging to John Osmers of Takaka. This is a South African machine and was registered as ZU-AXH before coming to NZ.


  1. Umm - that ZK-JQH is actually JQD.

  2. Ah Ha.

    Well spotted there flyernzl.

    Finger trouble by self.

    Have amended the original.

    Glad to see somebody is taking notice.