Monday 14 October 2013

A Visit to Masterton

A while ago, December 2009, I visited Hood Aerodrome in Masterton and had a wander around. gleaming in the sun stood De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth ZK-ANL , c/n 82512. Having since read many of the articles in this blog I took a close look at the pictures and it is without the spraying equipment as shown in Greybeards post in January 2009.

In an open hanger I discovered some more gems, Piper J-3C-50 Cub, ZK-AHD (c/n 2707) imported in April 1939.

 Standing just behind is Percival P.44 Proctor V Spirit of Wairarapa, ZK-AQZ,(c/n Ae143) ex G-AHGN built at Luton and first flew on October 27, 1948. It seems to be under repair as "bits" were missing!

The final offering in the hanger (that I photographed) is North American T-6 Harvard 2A, ZK-SGQ / 'NZ1033' '33' (c/n 88-12032). The engine and a few other bits have been removed but I was unable to get any info at the time. 

I end this post as I started with ZK-ANL at Wings Over The Waiarapa in January 2011. The pink chemical spray was a great touch!

That's all from me 'till next time!


  1. The Harvard's engine is out of hours.
    The financing of the required work is apparently a big problem.

  2. Great to see you grabbed a pic of NZ's oldest Pa28 Cherokee too!

  3. Thanks for the pics .
    Hope we see SGQ in the air again soon ,Is not the SVAS Cub AHD ?


  4. That's the Chrislea Ace ASI on the landing above the Harvard I believe

  5. Sorry Allan, yep it should have been AHD - finger trouble!

  6. Evening Minicooper.
    Looking forward to your next offering.

  7. Test message to Minicooper.
    Hows that ?