Friday 28 November 2014

Southern Miscellany #2

Now for another batch of aircraft as spotted on our Southern run around.
 Above at Rangitata Island the Rans S-6ES Coyote II ZK-JOA (c/n 01051632) had just completed its first flight on 08-11-2014 since a refurbishment by Russell Brodie of East Canterbury Aviation.
It had been originally registered to Ireland Partnership of Waimate on 05-06-2008.
It is now on line at Rangitata Island.
 The Cessna 180D ZK-PKM is c/n 50966 and was flown over from Australia June of 1993 and took up the initials of its new owners Paul and Ken MacDonald of Swannanoa on 15-07-1993.
It is seen above on Ron McAulay's strip at Wanaka.
Below is the Cirrus SR22 VH-CPE (c/n 0851) as seen at Christchurch on 07-11-2014.
It was on delivery to new owners at Wanaka.
It began life as N5004R before moving to Australia to become VH-EYZ followed by VH-CPK and then VH-CPE.
On 11-11-2014 it was registered as ZK-WHL to FTK (2014) Ltd) and is seen below on 23-11-2014.
It has lost its lower black stripe !
 Below are two similar - but very different - aircraft.
 Above is the Skyleader Skyleader GP One ZK-WLB (c/n 8005005 S) as imported by Bruce Conway of SkyFreedom Aviation Ltd of Invercargill.  
Originally registered OK-SUU 49, it was shipped into Bluff on 11-12-2013 and first flown in NZ by Murray Hagen on 01-02-2014 from a strip near Manapouri.
It has been on line with U-Fly at Wanaka.
I believe this Company now has a new owner.
Above we have the Pipistrel Sinus ZK-YPM (c/n 466) as imported and registered to Soichiro Fukutake of Auckland on 10-10-2012. An ownership change to U-Fly Ltd of Wanaka was listed on 08-11-2012; with a change of address to Haast on 16-04-2014.