Sunday, 31 August 2014

Saturdays Gore fly-in and BBQ

Yesterday (Saturday 30-08-2014) there was a gathering at the Gore Airfield.
Vince Gardner reports on the day.
There was not a bad turn out with something different for every one to see.
Cessna 172L ZK-DAY (c/n 59825) is the Bullmore aircraft up from Balfour. It has just completed its Annual.
 The guys liked seeing the new Tecnam P92 Eaglet U/L ZK-DDE2  c/n 1479, which was registered to Bill Hopcroft of Balfour on 17-04-2014.
 The Cessna 172L ZK-DFX is c/n 60682 is Tapanui based with Keith Falconer.
As a new aircraft this was with the South Otago Aero Club at Balclutha from November 1972 until March 1973 when an incident saw it back with Rex Aviation for a rebuild.
 A selection of Rans aircraft called in: 
Bradley York has his Rans S6S Coyote II ZK-KNI (c/n 11293576) was in from Wyndham. This now has new carbon fibre cowls, supplied by Craig Miller, making a 10-15 kt cruise speed difference and a great weight saving, although they still want paint.
That is Dave Scobie's Rans S-6ES Coyote II ZK-JLE beyond, with the Fiordland Clubs Alpi next in line and Rans ZK-LBD at the far end.
 Rans S-6S ZK-LDB (c/n 11111951) is Lindsay Baird's Coyote II from Otautau, with the Gore Aero Clubs Rans S-6ES Coyote II ZK-COJ2 in the background.
 The Fiordland Aero Club's Alpi Pioneer 200 ZK-LPA (c/n 2021) is here on loan for a few days,

 ZK-MAU I hadnt seen before. This Jodel D.11 is c/n AACA/397, which tells us that it was built by Jack Millett and first registered in October of 1981. George Taylor of Mossburn took it over on 15-09-2011. The Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote art works are a different touch.

The Gore Gore Aero Club's Cessna 172N ZK-WHY (c/n 70200) is looking neat in it's latest paint scheme.   [This pic actually taken at Hastings on 07-03-2014].

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