Sunday, 28 August 2016

An hour at Rangiora - Sunday 28-08-2016

I passed through NZRT early this afternoon and captured these fine specimens.
 It is always nice to see a real tidy Cessna 180. 
In this case the locally based 180 ZK-BUJ c/n 32950.
Great to talk with you Richard.
I covered this back in April 2015 at :- http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/cessna-180-zk-buj.html
 Work continues on the assembly and certification of the Rotax 914 turbocharged powered Zenith CH701 STOL SP ZK-DBC3  (c/n 7-5464) at STOL Performance NZ at Rangiora for James Herlihy of Patearoa.
This first popped up on the US register as N510DM in October of 2005 with David Allerheiligen and Mike Burns of Fort Collins, Colorado - with ownership moving solely to Mike Burns in January of  2013.
The first ZK-DBC was a Cherokee Six 300 - now known as ZK-PDX, and the second allocation was a Roger Mann Ragwing PT2S.
 The Mike Godfrey Denney Kitfox IV ZK-KIV (c/n 1642) is feeling for the ground with Mike Small keeping a wary eye on proceedings from the right hand seat.
 A fine Sunday afternoon activity is watching somebody else doing the hard yards. 
In this case we have Trevor Shadbolt about to hangar his AutoGyro Calidus ZK-RCZ.
 Although listed with Paul Stewart of Christchurch since June of 2013 - this is the first occasion I have seen the Cirrus Design SR22 'GTS' ZK-VMA (c/n 1618). 
This previously served as ZK-YUG2 between late 2007 and mid 2013.
Just back from a fine Sunday jolly was Phil Richards and his Europa Classic ZK-MOF (c/n 130).
This will receive its correct size spinner in the near future.

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