Wednesday 5 September 2018


I swung through Matamata this afternoon (05-09-2018) and caught the glider boys just before the showers returned.
 The Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee ZK-CNC2 c/n 25-8056042 of the Piako gliding Club (Inc).
See earlier post Here.
I note that the long 'European' type exhaust system has been changed to a straight pipe arrangement.

 The PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-5 Puchacz ZK-GEO2 c/n B2044 being pushed back to the starting line up. It was listed to the Piako Gliding Club (Inc) in November 2016 having begun its NZ career with the Tauranga Gliding Club (Inc) in November 1991.
 ZK-GGD is the Schleicher ASW 15 c/n 15028 as listed to Sarel Venter of Cambridge since May of 2017.
The little PZL-Swidnik PW-5 'Smyk' ZK-GSN c/n 17-03-012 is also from the Piako Gliding Club (Inc)
See previous ID mentioned Here
Taking up the tow rope slack - the wing runner is swinging the orange paddle to advise the tow pilot - for the Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus ZK-GYL c/n 306 from the Piako Duo Syndicate.


  1. Tow plane flown by Iggy - ex RNZAF Skyhawk Pilot.

  2. Yep. Thats a fact. Have you read his book ? Biography I think it is.