Sunday 27 February 2011
I did manage to capture these two on the 25th.
Helilink's Aerospatiale AS355F1 Twin Squirrel ZK-HPA2 , c/n 5010 , was caught at the Heli Centre.
Whilst the Beech B200C Super King Air ZK-PLK , c/n BL-64 , was seen later in the day near the Engineering Training School hangar.
Saturday 26 February 2011
2 , c/n 402B-1056 , of Aerial Surveys Ltd of Nelson. It is not long back from a major rework and repaint. Below is close up of the vertical fin markings.
By my count there are around 25 sport aircraft now based at North Shore. Below I post 2 recent arrivals that have migrated to North shore as completed aircraft.
Another immigrant is the Periera GP 4 that was built by John Evans of Blenhiem, and which was first registered on 10/12/03. It has a Subaru motor and a 4 bladed propeller, and sounds amazing when it flies over. It was registered to The Logan Family Trust of North Shore on 27/11/10.
2 , c/n 7-2026. This was the John Lowther built STOL which appeared on our listings on 29-03-2006. It was transferred to Shafid Khan of Motueka on 07-08-2010.
Friday 25 February 2011
That was obviously far too easy.
It was damaged on landing at Oamaru on 25-04 1996 (Can anyone confirm that date please ?). Its registration was cancelled on 29-09-1998.
It was re-registered on 05-12-2008 to Kevin Langford of Darfield and was spied in the corner of his hangar at Ashburton during the recent SAA fly in weekend. Also in Kevin's hangar was his Yak 55 ZK-JPO.
Anonymous : Flick me an email with your postal address & I will send out the chocolate fish.
Thursday 24 February 2011
I was actually sitting at Nelson airport at the time of the said event. All good thank you.
What aircraft type, model and registration do we have here then? = chocolate fish.
2 , c/n FL-727 , of Woodland Services Ltd in its current hangar at Nelson. The hangar was originally built for the shorter wing span of their earlier C90GTi model, ZK-MMM1.
A larger new hangar is under construction off to the right of this pic; taken at Nelson on 15-01-2011. The aircraft has been pretty active in the last few days.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Flyernzl was right in saying that Parakai was a magnet for gyrocopters. In fact there were 9 of them there, and I post some of them below.
The Carpenterie Pagotto Brako Gyro ZK-ZNB is manufactured at Pianzaro in Italy by what was originally the Pagotto Carpentry Company (who started of manufacturing fences and gates!) It represents yet another type of European gyrocopter, all of them variations on a similar theme - 2 seat tandem, with a Rotax 912 or 914 motor and streamlined enclosed bodies, and with obviously good cross country capabilities (although I think ZK-ZNB probably came from Kerikeri rather than Central Otago).
Behind is the ELA Aviacion ELA-08-R-115 ZK-LMO which is manufactured by ELA Aviacion at Cordoba in Spain.
Sunday 20 February 2011
At that time, a considerable number of aircraft were present. Mostly 'the usual suspects' but a few new ones.
Parakai seems to have become a magnet for gyros. Oscar Stielau's MT02 Eagle looked as if it was being made ready for flight.
The red beast behind it on the trailer was the Acorn Industries Ltd UFO Heli-Thruster ZK-RIG. Looks like this has yet to fly.
Perhaps the award for the longest commute should bo to the Carpenterie Pagotto Brako Gyroplane ZK-ZNB of Christel Diener & Michel Babou, Arrowtown. Thats a long way from Parakai.
The Tauranga gyro contingent made a nice lineup.
Among the fixed wing, I'd not seen this Progressive Aerodyne Sea Rey ZK-SRY before.
Looks like it was set to be a really nice turnout, pity I had to leave early.
ZK-JAX is our first P2008 and was registered on 17/1/11 to Ardmore Aviation Services. It is shown here on rotation from Parakai's airstrip. I looks like a very smooth aircraft.
ZK-ORR is a MCR 01 ULC model which has a longer wing than the MCR 01 Club models of which there are 3 in New Zealand. It is ex F-PDAI, and as can be seen it is almost ready to fly.
These 2 powered parpentes launched from the far end of the field and floated around before landing gracefully before the crowd. They were quite manoueverable
Saturday 19 February 2011
2 , c/n 01041543 , of S P & Gavin Coulter of Geraldine. It entered our register on 26-01-2005.
Below is the Rans S-6S Coyote 11 ZK-MOL , c/n 02041448 , originallly with Michael O'Keefe of Geraldine from 26-03-2007. An ownership change to Warren Baxter and Elizabeth Scott of Ashburton took effect from 12-08-2008.
2 , c/n 05-6430 of Howard Scott from Woodbury. Registered since 06-06-2008.
Monday 14 February 2011
2 , c/n ADU147 . This was an import from the US by Graham and Cheryl Taylor of Wanaka in May of 1997. Currently owned by Bob Yates.
Friday 11 February 2011
|Mike Condon photo|
|Mike Condon photo|
Thursday 10 February 2011
|A displaced threshold on the sealed runway saw aircraft departing from taxiway Alpha today, Mike Condon photo|
|Hurtling down runway 21, Mike Condon photo|