Friday 1 April 2016

Ardmore Action

Its either a feast or a famine at Auckland's Ardmore airport and it doesn't seem to matter what the weather. A visit on the afternoon of 30 March under stunning blue skies saw the place reasonably quiet, however 24 hours later and under gloomy conditions the circuit was packed and a number of non flying school aircraft were out and about.

Twin Star ZK-DAX of locally based Eagle Flight Training
Also locally based is the Piper PA32R-300 Lance ZK-EIB
Vans RV7A ZK-LVA is a regular sight operating from Ardmore. 

Cessna 152 ZK-MDF is registered to Contract Air of Nelson but may well have become a new Ardmore resident with it conducting circuits 30 March. 

Flight Hauraki have been based at Ardmore for the last year or more and their Cessna 207 ZK-MDZ was busily conducting touch and goes 30 March. It is one of just two 207's still in the country, the other is ZK-FQY flying from Central Otago. 
Auckland Aero Club's Partenavia P68C ZK-SMB. 

Vans RV9A ZK-STU sprinting down runway 03 31 March. This immaculate machine started out life in NZ as ZK-RVQ in August 2012 and underwent an identity change in August 2015. It was repainted at Springhill.
It matches the owners UK based Cessna 425 N425HB (ZK-LIM ntu)

Southern Wings Ardmore based Robin ZK-SWZ. 

Above and below, Springhill based Pilatus PC12/45 ZK-TFL made a brief visit to Ardmore 30 March. Always nice to see this corporate machine doing the rounds. 

Te Awamutu based Tecnam P2002 Sierra ZK-WNR departing Ardmore 31 March. 

Vans ZK-YRV and -STU 

Vans RV12 ZK-YRV heading off on a local flight 31 March. 

Tecnam P2008 ZK-ZZD is another busy local and is seen here lifting off runway 03 31 March. 

1 comment:

  1. ZK-EIB.... 'Lance' rather than a taper wing 'Saratoga'?