Friday 13 December 2013

First Flight of Vans RV 8 ZK-WLK at North Shore Today 13/12/2013

David Wilkinson test flew his new RV 8 ZK-WLK at North Shore Airfield this morning, following sign off by CAA yesterday, and just 18 months after receiving the quick build kit from the USA.  It goes really well and it will be seen widely around its test flying radius over the summer.  My guess is that the 40 hours restriction will be flown off in no time at all!

I was pleased to be able to be at North Shore Airfield this afternoon to take these photos.

Proud Granddad and Dad, Don and Dave Wilkinson.

Then there were 2 cousins...

Then there were three!

Because it was such a lovely day several other areoplanes popped in for a look-see and congratulations.

Dave taxying out for his third flight...

And lining up...

And having a lot of fun in the sky above the airfield.

Then the approach...

And a greaser of a landing.

Congratulations to all involved!

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