Friday, 2 January 2015

A Tauranga selection # 1.

Magnaman has been keeping an eye on Tauranga over the last few days - and offers this selection.
The MD 500N NOTAR ZK-IPR (c/n LN109) arrived from Mesa, Arizona in January 2011 for Skysales Aviation (NZ) Ltd to certify and register on 02-02-2011 before forwarding it on to Phil Rudd Extreme Transport Ltd at Tauranga from 23-02-2011.
 Harry Harris built this scaled Lancair using the fuselage from a Lancair kit, adding 30% larger wings and installing Rotax 912 up front to produce the L M Harris CASH Aviation Model 3 ZK-LHC (c/n 003). It was registered on 02-12-2012 and first flew on the 10th.
 Marty Cantlon imported this tidy looking Boeing Stearman A75N-1 and registered it as ZK-USN (c/n 75-3655) on 14-09-2011.
 Under inspection in the Tauranga Gliding Club hangar was the PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-3 Puchacz ZK-GPZ (c/n 82002) which joined "The Club" on 22-03-1999
A bit of a surprise was this Sud SA316C Alouette III in at Classic Flyers which is ZK-HYA2 (c/n 2001). Its mortal remains were sold by Northland Helicopters to T and P Williams Ltd of Taupo on 25-06-2014.