Wednesday 26 October 2016

A Couple of Newbies from Wanaka

A couple of new aircraft were photo'd at Wanaka recently, one so new that it is not yet on the register.  The photos come from the Performance Aviation Facebook page: ( ).

Texas Turbine Supervan N847SV is to become ZK-ROK4 with Skydive Wanaka Ltd.  It is powered by a retro fitted Honeywell TPE331-12JR engine of 900 shp (compared to the Caravan's PT 6A 114A of 675 shp), which gives a much quicker climb to the drop altitude for parachuting.

Gippsland GA8 Airvan VH-KNP ferried into Wanaka from Essendon on 4/10/16 and it was registered as ZK-MLF2 on 7/10/16 for Southern Alps Air Ltd.

Thanks to Performance Aviation Ltd for the photos.

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly the Caravan has been registered ZK-RUL which I presume is a temporary measure until such time as the 750XL ZK-ROK is altered.