Tuesday 16 February 2010
Soon to become ZK................
At North Las Vegas January 2010, Rob Leach photo
1984 Beech C90 N814CP (LJ-1127) is making its way down the Pacific on delivery to a flying school based at Palmerston North.
The King Air has been at North Las Vegas since December 2009 where it was fitted with ferry tanks and its been cooling its heels waiting for the winds between the mainland USA and Hawaii to die away from their peak of 160kts at 20000ft!
It departed North Las Vegas for Santa Maria 10Feb, then headed off for Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island the following day. Wind conditions were more favourable than expected so it diverted to Honolulu where it remained until 16Feb waiting for Tropical Cyclone "Rene" to move well away from Samoa. N814CP initially departed for Pago Pago direct however diverted to Christmas Island for a fuel stop and is now on its way to Pago Pago again. Looks like it will make Auckland either late 17Feb or sometime 18Feb.
Posted by MRCAviation at 20:33