Saturday, 29 June 2013

FINALLY - a fine day at NZRT

At last - a fine day at Rangiora . No rain or snow and just a slight north easterly wind.
A couple of strays were noted..
 The Cessna 180J ZK-DXA (c/n 18052516) of Gunson Enterprises from Ongaonga dropped in very briefly. DXA came new to NZ via Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd,
 arriving here aboard the Austral Ensign in June 1975 for use briefly by Astro Air Ltd of Napier from October of 1975 until it went to Bob Gunston on 26-05-1976.
 Below : Robinson R22 Beta ZK-HNS2 (c/n 1304) was parked near the Aero Club. This was a 1990 built R22 which had three US registration before coming to NZ in April of 1996. It has had a bunch of listed owners - the current being HNS Syndicate of Haast.

Above : the locally based Zenair CH701 STOL ZK-JUG (c/n 7-6067) of Dean Philip returning from an upcountry mission.


  1. Why is it so hard to find the Reg markings on R22s, I refer to
    HNS at NZRT
    Capt Veg

  2. Capt Veg.
    From memory the minimum letter size is 250m (unless smaller is approved by the Director).
    CAA rules Part 47 tells it all.

    You are correct that they are indeed hard to see at times. They would be much clearer if placed on the airframe above the cockpit.