Tuesday 23 December 2014

North Shore Today 23-12-2014

A trip to North Shore Airfield this morning produced a few movements as some of the resident aircraft set off to work for the day.

A general view of the apron showing ten aircraft of various types.  The two Great Barrier Airlines Trilanders ZK-LGC and ZK-LGF have been inactive for a long time and may be caught up in their parent companies Aerial Mapping Ltd's demise?  However other Great Barrier Airlines aircraft are still active (Partenavia ZK-PLA and Navajo ZK-NSN in the line up).

A closer view showing North Shore Helicopters Bell 206B Jet Ranger arriving back while Silver Farms Helicopters Long Ranger waits for refuelling and Great Barrier Airlines Piper PA 31 Navajo taxies for take off.

North Shore Helicopters Jet Ranger ZK-HGD heads out.

Silver Farms Helicopters Long Ranger ZK-IND also heads out for the city.

Great Barrier Airlines Navajo ZK-NSN on take off for a local flight.

And a new one to me, Piper PA 28R-200 Cherokee Arrow ZK-RTE has been owned by the RTE Syndicate of Swanson in Auckland since 11/11/14.


  1. Rumor has it that GBA has lost it's Part 125 certification hence why the Trislanders are parked up

  2. RTE was until recently resident here in Tauranga

  3. Seems NSN was the 'Cherokee' reported by the NZ Herald to have made a wheels up landing at Whenuapai last weekend. Sad for GBA's new owners on the eve of taking over the Kaitaia run.