Saturday, 31 January 2015

Healthy Bastards at Omaka 31-01-2015

Andy Heap was on site today to snap some of the action at the Healthy Bastards
The Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs is a Precision Landing, and STOL Take-off and Landing competition held annually at Omaka Airfield, Blenheim.
Here are some of the rag and tube aircraft participating.
Nigel Griffith's160hp  Piper Super Cub ZK-BOY (c/n 18-6172) with cargo pod and lots of up elevator.
The R E and M E William 95hp Cub ZK-BQX (c/n 18-5764) from Paraparaumu with Chris Hoffman driving.
The 180hp Cub ZK-BTX (c/n 7309) has twice the power it originally had - plus some flaps. It is the Bruce Coulter conversion from Hastings. Is that Jerry Chisum up front !
The Cub Crafters CC11-160 ZK-CSS2 (c/n CC11-00193) is the Bob Gray one from up North.
Piper Cub ZK-ERB (c/n 18-52990) was once ZK-BNS. It is now with the Marlborough Aero Club with Innes Bint pencilled in to fly it.
ZK-JLB2 (c/n 18-4025) was originally a Piper L-21B with the Italian military.
Its registration tells us that it belongs to Jim L Benbow of Nelson.
Another Cub Crafters CC11-160 was ZK-PBC2 (c/n CC11-00194)  which is the Peter and Bruce Clulow one from Wanaka.
Then there was the CMP Syndicates Champion 7ECA Citabria ZK-CMP (c/n 7ECA-318).
Rob McPhail is listed to fly this.
And the Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B ZK-CIQ (c/n 25-3128) of Peter Anderson.
 Piper PA-20-135 Pacer ZK-PEE (c/n 20-962) belongs to Don Grant of Motueka with the flying being shared with Gaurish Mangal. It has 150hp up front.

1 comment:

  1. christy waters and possum7 February 2015 at 12:05

    another excellent day out enjoyed by a variety of people from armchair critic to retired US military. thanks to the actual pilots and hosts . two thumbs up.