Sunday 22 July 2012

Homegrown Single Seat Homebuilt Aircraft of New Zealand (4) - Bruce Walker Custom Skylark

Bruce Walker of Tauranga designed and built this homegrown microlight which used some components from a Quicksilver that Bruce had previously owned. The wing is a high lift Australian Tyro kitset wing of 32 foot span, and the pusher engine is a Rotax 447 which gives a cruise of around 70 mph.

The photo below is from the Keith Morris collection, taken at the 2002 SAANZ flyin at Matamata 

Bruce Walker Custom Skylark ZK-MYT (c/n TY 6520, I guess for the Tyro wing) was first registered by Bruce on 1/12/00, and is still current.  Bruce says it has done around 200 hours and flies really well.  Bruce keeps it in a hangar on a topdressing strip near Te Puke.

Bruce advises that ZK-MYT is for sale.  If anyone is interested please add a comment to this post and I will advise him.


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  3. MYT was seen in hangar at Waipukurau on 01/01/2019, believe Mr walker has passed away.

  4. I can assure you that Bruce is still with us but has retired from flying.