Monday, 13 August 2018

Te Kowhai on 4-8-2018

It has taken me a while to get around to posting from my trip down to Stratford last weekend, but better late than never (and I still have some other aircraft to post).  There were a couple of contrasting aircraft at Te Kowhai:

Gavin Brown was doing a bit of work on the 1915 cc VW engine in his Monnett Sonerai 1 ZK-EEV2.  This is the only original single seat mid wing Sonerai in New Zealand, and was imported by Neville Cameron of Coromandel in 2013 before being sold to Gavin in 2015.  It now has a streamlined canopy in place of the higher one that it first flew with here.  The first ZK-EEV was a Sonerai 2 that was owned by Neville Cameron in the mid-1980s.

While Bill and Neroli Henwood's pristine O-200 powered Piper PA 18 Cub ZK-BQV presented a classic profile in the lovely rural setting.  They have carried out taildragger flight training in the aircraft as Classic Cubs since 2007 and carried out a total rebuild in 2015/16, restoring ZK-BQV to her original 1957 Piper scheme.

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