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
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
I only paid a quick trip to Ardmore yesterday, but there were a few aircraft of interest:
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Seen outside the Warbirds old hangar at Ardmore this afternoon was Brian Hall's T28B Trojan ZK-TGN:
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
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
The photo above from Ross Marfell shows some of the visitors.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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
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
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: