Sunday 9 September 2018

Canterbury Aero Club 90th Anniversary Flyin at West Melton 8-9-2018

With Blue Bus seconded temporarily to the Waikato, it fell to Pete Russell ( to cover the interesting aircraft that were at West Melton yesterday as part of the Canterbury Aero Club's 90th Anniversary celebrations:

Piper PA 18-150 Super Cub ZK-BNL (c/n 18-5152) is the most iconic Canterbury Aero Club aircraft, having been on line continuously for the club for nearly 62 years!  More on its history with the club can be found HERE .

Another PA 18-150 Super Cub as old as ZK-BNL was ZK-BNJ (c/n 18-5063).  It was owned since late 1964 by Mountain View Farms Ltd, but has recently been purchased by M Oakley of Darfield (on 13/6/18).  This view shows that it has been converted into a 3 seat "pregnant Cub".

 Motanau Ag Air Ltd's Gippsland GA 200C Fatman ZK-FJN gave a spray demonstration.

The ZK-ADM Syndicate's Yak 52 ZK-ADM2 about to touch down.

While the PGB Syndicate's Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III ZK-PGB is always spectacular on take off.

And I reckon even more spectacular is Ivan Campbell's Supermarine Mk 26B Spitfire ZK-CGV2.

His other Mk 26B Spitfire ZK-MEB was also in attendance.

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