Wednesday 18 April 2012

Fixed Wings on the Coast

There remains an ever present fixed wing population on the West Coast primarily employed in the commercial activity of flight seeing and parachute operations along with a small number of private aircraft based at the likes of Greymouth and Hokitika airports with an increasing number of smaller aircraft located at private airfields.
Skydive Waikato (2009) Ltd Fletcher FU24-950 ZK-DJE at Fox Glacier 14 April 2012.

Maule M-5-180C ZK-ESP has been registered to a private owner at Upper Kokatahi near Hokitika since January 2009.  It is seen here at Hokitika on 16 April 2012.

Being prepared for a good clean after its trip away over the previous days, Wilderness Wings Cessna P206E ZK-FJH at Hokitika 16 April 2012.  Also see

Above and below, Southern Alps Air Cessna A185F ZK-FMA at its Makarora base 12 April 2012.

Above and below, Aoraki Mount Cook Ski Planes Pilatus PC6/B2 ZK-MCT minus skis and now on parachute operations at Franz Josef 12 April 2012.

Above and below, a twice weekly feature at Hokitika is the visit by Air NZ Link/Air Nelson Bombardier Q300's flying from/to Christchurch.  The first in the Air Nelson fleet, ZK-NEA is seen here at Hokitika 16 April 2012.

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