Tuesday 6 November 2018

Mainland Air

Several of Mainland Air's aircraft haven't featured on this blog before, so I decided to put them into a post today. 
Cessna 172N (c/n 17270851) is on lease to Mainland Air for several months at least, and has a new interior. However the stripes on the paint look like they should have been repainted 10 years ago with the amount of cracking in the paint.

ZK-FOP is an ex Barrier Air Piper Chieftain (c/n 31-7405227) being stripped for parts to keep ZK-VIP and ZK-KVW running, and is stored at Taieri airfield

ZK-JAS is Mainland Air's active Piper Seneca, a PA-34-220T (c/n 34-48010). It is used as their twin engine trainer, and for some charters.

ZK-LSP (c/n 34-48022)has been stored at Taieri airfield for a while, and will return to service with Mainland air within 12 months. 
ZK-NPE, a Cessna 152 (c/n 15284064) has been stored in Southair's hangar (Taieri airfield) for so long that nobody can remember if it initially had a crash or just heavy maintenance with complications. It is being rebuilt into Mainland Air's tail dragger aircraft after ZK-ETD decided to land sideways (spoiler alert - it didn't go well).

I suspect ZK-NSA (c/n A1520844) is in this state for similar reasons to NPE, and is in a privately owned hangar at Taieri airfield with an active Bell 206, a Cresco fuselage (on the left) and various other aircraft parts. 

ZK-NSC (c/n A1520965) is apparently Mainland's nicest 152 to fly, and the only one now with a different livery. It's also the only one with gear pods.

ZK-NSY (c/n 15279502) in front of P!nk's ride, a Global Express VH-SGA (c/n 9369)

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