Friday 22 October 2010

New arrivals at Rangiora

With the completion of yet another new hangar at Rangiora airfield we have at least five newly resident aircraft. Two of these presented themselves today.

The Rans S-7S Courier , c/n 0708513 , was built at Taieri on the Craig Miller production line and first registered as ZK-JLS2 on 15-05-2009 to Brent Esler.
The registration letters JLS come from Jonathon Livingston Seagull, the novella by Richard Bach, about a seagull learning to fly. It is powered by a 100 Rotax 912.
Courier ZK-JLS2 in its new hangar at Rangiora.
Also on site today was the Alpi Pioneer 200 ZK-PKT2 , c/n SN97 . This was first listed to P K & K A Thompson Family Trust of Ranui on 31-03-2006. The registration reflecting the owners initials. It went to Avex Holding Trust c/- Rex Swensson of Makarau, Kaukapakapa from 19-11-2008 and still retains markings to this effect. It was traded back to the NZ agents (Logan McLean) Alpi Aviation NZ Ltd on 20-11-2009 for the Alpi 300 ZK-LPX.  Logan has shifted his operation to an airstrip just to the west of Rangiora and has parked PKT in Ross Marfell's hangar until his own hangar is completed.
Alpi Pioneer 200 ZK-PKT2 now resident near Rangiora.

No comments:

Post a Comment