Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Rutan Varieze ZK-SHH/2 at Tekapo

I posted about Rutan Variezes of New Zealand back in May 2013 and at the end of that post I wrote "It may be that there is another Varieze or Longeze out there still being constructed".  And that came to pass earlier this year when John Ten Have of Twizel registered his Varieze ZK-SHH2 (c/n 1823) on 15/6/20.  This has been a long term project that was being built at Ohakea back in the 1980s.

We have had four Variezes previously registered in New Zealand, ZK-ZAP and ZK-EZE, with the last locally built example ZK-NCD being registered 32 years ago in 1988!  (An American built example ZK-PND was imported and registered in 2004).

So I was very pleased when the well travelled Hairy Mole Rat was able to photograph ZK-SHH2 at the Tekapo flyin last Saturday.  Thanks very much for the photo Peter. 

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