Monday, 29 December 2014

Roving reporter at Te Anau and Manapouri

Matt Hayes popped into Manapouri and has forwarded this selection.
 The De Havilland DH89B ZK-AKY (c/n 6653) from the Croydon Aircraft Co Ltd at Mandeville is based here for the summer months offering flights.
 Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HLL3 (c/n 13210) is operated by Heliops Ltd Southland Ltd.
 ZK-KIA (c/n 016) is the Jabiru J120C of Michael Nicolson from Winton.
Fly Fiordlands Cessna U206G Stationair ZK-KPW is c/n U20603593. This aircraft flew into Auckland from West Australia in September of 1993 and has spent its whole NZ career based down this way.
Over on the lake front near the Te Anau township was the Cessna U206C Super Skywagon ZK-DRH (c/n U2061179) of Water and Wings (Te Anau) Ltd. This one began a brief floatplane career out of Picton way back in December of 1974. It went down south in the mid 1990's.
 Southern Lakes Helicopters Ltd bases a helicopter on the pier at Te Anau.
 On this occasion it was ZK-IAS3 (c/n 13187).

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