Saturday 26 May 2012

Misc pics #1

I am just in the throes of backing up my lap top to an external hard drive. So I though I would blog a few of these photos before they become filed away for ever.
We have already mentioned in an earlier blog that the ANZ Engineering Training Services has cleared out their hangar to allow for the assembly of the latest arrivala (Two BAe Jetscreams).
I managed to capture some of the other aircraft which they use for training out in the UV.
Above is the Piper PA-39-112 ZK-EQG (c/n 38-79A1144). This was originally delivered to the Nelson Aero Club in early 1980. It spent nine months at the Ardmore Flying School from March 1998 and then a year with Tower Aviation at Whangarei and then returned to Nelson in late 1999. It was cancelled from our register as withdrawn on 21-07-2006.
Another of their Piper Hatchets is ZK-EVA1 (c/n 38-81A0017). This was a Middle Districts Aero Club aircraft from May of 1982. It survived a mid air collision with ZK-EQM on 30-07-1989 and was posted to the Ardmore Flying School in March of 1990. It was cancelled as withdrawn on 24-12-1999.
ZK-PAP is the Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar (c/n GA7-0084). It first flew in NZ as ZK-SSS from 08-06-1979, followed by a spell as ZK-TAD with the Tauranga Aero Club from 23-12-1996. They sold it to Paul and Philippa Hally in June of 2006. They re-registered it as ZK-PAP on 13-07-2006 and it operated under the Christchurch Flying School and then the New Zealand Flying School banner until being withdrawn from use following the discovery of mainspar corrosion. Its registration was cancelled on 14-08-2009 but re-instated to ANZ on 05-03-2010.
All three ANZ pics taken on 19-04-2012. ZK-FJT was shot on 27-03-2011.
On the other side of Christchurch Airport, at the Canterbury Aero Club, they usually have one of their fleet under major refurbishment/overhaul at any one time. On this occasion we see the Piper PA-28-181 Archer 11 ZK-FJT (c/n 28-8090255) on a temporary main wheel undercarriage. As you can see from the c/n it is a 1980 mode;, which has been with the CAC since 14-11-1984.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post! I have a number of hours in EVA from my PPL training at AFS.