Monday 10 October 2011

Some Tekapo sightings.

Photographed at Tekapo on Saturday the 8th of October was the Air Safari & Services (NZ) Ltd Cessna 208B Grand Caravan ZK-SRI (c/n 208B 0636). This arrived in NZ in late November of 2002
Two visitors that stayed overnight were the AESL Airtourer 115 ZK-CWA (c/n 506). This was delivered new to the NZNAC/ANZ Flying Club in Auckland on 22-02-1968. It was listed to its current owner; J F Managh Family Trust; on 25-07-2009.
Below is the Piper PA28-181 Archer 11 ZK-FQQ (c/n 28-181-8090002). This was originally ZK-TJH for Tim Hopkins from August of 1985, until acquired by the Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club on 16-02-1988 and re-registered as ZK-PLH1. On 10-03-1988 it was re-registered as ZK-FQQ with ownership moving back and forth between the HB & EC Aero Club and Air Hawkes Bay since then.
Both departed on the Sunday heading back towards Hastings.
Also on site was this Robinson R44 Raven 11 ZK-HCO(c/n 10242). This was previously listed to Heli-Flightworks Ltd of Tinwald and was transferred to Air Safaris a few days ago (06-10-2011) iIt has been carrying out training in the area.
Thanks to Air Safaris for access to their airfield.

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