The Mike Dean built Titan Mustang ZK-MJD2 left Tauranga on 17/10/20 for its new base at Mercer, and the Hairy Mole Rat was on hand to capture its departure:
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Titan Mustang ZK-MJD/2 Leaving Tauranga on 17-10-2020
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Other De Havilland Types at the Tiger Club Flyin
While the Tiger Club focusses on the iconic DH 82 Tiger Moth, other De Havilland types are a welcome addition to the visitors to the Tiger Club flyin. Here are a selection:
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Some locals and some overseas visitors
Up at Ardmore the White Star Honey Company's Schweizer 269C-1 ZK-HVO arrived. This is based on the Coromandel and was imported from the US in 2002.
Receiving attention at Airbus Helicopters was H145 M-PURE which is based on the Superyacht "Air" currently berthed in Auckland after arrival from Tahiti.
Over at Auckland International was the Airwork Flight Operations/Toll Holdings Boeing 737-351 ZK-TLE which hasnt been blogged here before. This was imported from the USA in 2011.
Also at Auckland the Aero Logistics survey Cessna 404 Titan VH-WGS which flew in from Norfolk Island on 24 October.
Harvard NZ1037 at the Tiger Club Flyin
The Tiger Club flyin was held at Taumarunui back on 16 - 18 October, and the good weather produced an interesting lot of aircraft, including the Harvard IIA ZK-ENA/NZ1037:
Monday, 26 October 2020
A regular visitor from Auckland is the Stoddard Hamilton Glastar ZK-MPO which was originally registered back in 2001.
And up from Tauranga the AESL Airtourer T3A ZK-XXI. Originally built back in 1964 as a Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CGP this was rebuilt as a Airtourer T3A ZK-DSZ in 1973 and then reregistered XXI in 2009.
Miller M1 Superchamp ZK-MMJ at Feilding 25-10-2020
It is always interesting when a new own design homebuilt aircraft is registered and you don't know what it looks like or anything about it. This was the case when Mark Miller of Pohangina registered his Miller M1 Superchamp ZK-MMJ (c/n 001) on 12/10/20. However it didn't take long to find out as Tim Gorman came across it carrying out test flights at Feilding aerodrome yesterday:
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Fletcher FU 24 ZK-CRY/2 at Waipukurau
Ron Day has sent a photo of Rural Air Work's Fletcher FU 24-954 ZK-CRY2 (c/n 268) taken at Waipukurau recently, in new colours:HERE
Another Aircraft a Long Way from Home - Supervan ZK-ROK/4
4 was picketed /out at North Shore airfield last Friday 23/10/20. Its ownership changed to Skydive Queenstown Ltd on 6/7/20. I guess the skydive industry is doing it hard with Covid.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Cessna T182T ZK-ZZR at Kaipara Flats Today 24-10-2020
A long way from home at Kaipara Flats airfield this afternoon was the nice looking and sounding Cessna T182T ZK-ZZR all the way from Hamner Springs.
Farmers Air Falco at Tauranga 20-10-20
I spent a very pleasant few days in Tauranga earlier this week including a visit to the airport where I was pleased to meet up with "resident" aircraft photographers extraordinaire Peter and Warwick. What a nice place to talk aircraft and shoot a few aircraft photos!
Friday, 23 October 2020
AutoGyro MTO Sport ZK-FTB/2 at Tauranga 23-10-2020
A Few More from Ardmore on 22-10-2020
I only paid a quick trip to Ardmore yesterday, but there were a few aircraft of interest:
Thursday, 22 October 2020
North American T28B Trojan ZK-TGN at Ardmore 22-10-2020
Seen outside the Warbirds old hangar at Ardmore this afternoon was Brian Hall's T28B Trojan ZK-TGN:
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Todays pick from NZRT and NZCH.
Out at Rangiora the Auster J1 Autocrat ZK-ASL c/n 2150 was receiving some attention to its bungee cords. This is currently the oldest aircraft in Lionel Green's collection - but not for much longer !
See my earlier post on this Auster at https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2016/07/auster-zk-asl.html
Hakataramea Valley AOPA Fly-in Sunday 18th.
The photo above from Ross Marfell shows some of the visitors.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
First Scheduled Air Chathams ATR flight to Chatham Islands today.
Monday, 19 October 2020
Caught just before it departed Taupo was Rotor Work's sole Bell 206L-3 LongRanger ZK-HPC3. This was imported from South Korea in 2019.
An early morning revisit to Taupo revealed Lakeview Helicopters' Bell UH-1H ZK-ILV which arrived from Australia in early 2019.
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Tiger Club Flyin at Taumarunui
The annual Tiger Club flyin at Taumarunui is always looked forward to as the first flyin of the flying season. This year the weather played ball and there was a very good turnout of Tigers and other interesting aircraft:
Saturday, 17 October 2020
Airborne Edge X582 ZK-SJR Trike at Kaipara Flats 17-10-2020
I could not make it down to the Tiger Club rally at Taumarunui, but I did make it out to Kaipara Flats for a time this morning, and I heard an inbound radio call from the Airborne Edge Trike ZK-SJR so I moseyed on down to Runway 25 to catch its arrival: