Thursday, 11 December 2014

Two Jonkers and a Schleicher.

Two new arrivals at Drury, in one container, from the South African manufacturer in about mid november where these two Jonker JS1-C 18/21 gliders already marked with their NZ registrations of ZK-GVZ2 (which is c/n 1C-073) and ZK-GOB (c/n 1C-072).
These "C" models have the longer optional tips which brings there total span up to 21m, compared to older Jonker JS1-B model ZK-GVR with its 18m span.
GOB goes to Mark Tingey of Tauranga and ZK-GVZ is for J S Sailplanes, the NZ agents of Tauranga.

On a very sad note.
The Schleicher ASH 31 Mi ZK-GXV c/n 31116 was registered on 23-10-2014 to David Speight of Arrowtown.
David lost his life along with his long time friend Billy Walker in a recent glider accident in Namibia.

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