Monday 20 August 2018

The Hawera Aero Club's Dawn Flyin - 19-8-2018

The Hawera Aero Club held their annual Dawn Flyin yesterday.  I don't know how many aircraft they were expecting but a whole lot turned up - 11 local aircraft and 57 visitors!  I suspect that part of the reason was that sport and recreational flyers were bursting to fly somewhere in great weather, and attendees came from Auckland, Te Kowhai, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga, Matamata, Whitianga, Tauranga, Whakatane, Hastings, Waipukurau, Dannevirke, New Plymouth, Opunake, Stratford, Wanganui, Feilding, Foxpine, Levin, Paraparaumu, Wellington and Omaka.

Thanks to Jordan Elvy, here are some of the aircraft that have mostly not been posted on this blog previously:

Gary Williams' new Vans RV 8 ZK-ZRV (c.n 82439) is in Hawera carrying out its test flying programme.  It was first registered on 6/3/18.  Gary has built his aircraft with a raised turtle deck which you can't see very well here with the canopy slid back.

Gordon Pettigrew's Vans RV 4 ZK-RVG has been around since 1991 and I include it here to show one of the obvious differences from the RV 8 which is the blisters cowls.  It is Stratford based so it is appropriate that is is photo'd with a lovely view of Mt Egmont in the background.

Rans S 19 Venterra ZK-JAD3 (c/n 050900071) is owned by R D McIntyre of Whangamata and was first registered to him on 11/1/11.  Sadly, it is now our sole S 19 on the register.

The Feilding Flying Club's Tecnam P 92 Echo ZK-TRD2 (c/n 1300) was first registered on 27/4/10.

and their Fly Synthesis Storch ZK-SAQ (c/n 420A-364) was also there.  It has not been posted previously with the small Feilding Flying Club script.

Also from Feilding was the Manawatu Aviation Club's Tecnam P2002 Sierra ZK-PAJ (c/n 101).

I hope the great weather is a good forerunner for the upcoming flyin season!

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