Saturday 31 July 2021

HB & EC AC southern invasion

 The Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club/ Air Hawkes Bay squadron arrived into Christchurch yesterday afternoon. After spending the night they headed for Timaru and the Mackenzie Basin today.

Tony McFarlin has provided the following photographs taken at the tie downs near the Canterbury Aero Club facility this morning.In the above photo the Cirrus ZK-FMN from Auckland and Fielding yesterday, and the local Cessna P210N ZK-SCH are strays.

And below the Cessna 172 ZK-NAC  on the left of shot is also a stray having arrived in from Rangiora on the 29th to carrying out some night flying on the 30th.

Above is the Air Hawkes Bay Ltd's Cessna 152 ZK-TOC c/n 15281623. 
Been with the Club since May last year.

ZK-TOE - also a Cessna 152 is c/n 15283097.

ZK-NPK is another of their Cessna 152's. C/n 15284361.

The Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP ZK-JSD2 c/n 172S10260 joined the Club in January 2013.
ZK-JMR c/n 17210639 is also a Cessna 172S. Been with the Club since 2009.

Three Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk's tagged along.
ZK-JVC is c/n 38-79A0320 has been Hastings based since November of 2012.

ZK-EIR is c/n 38-790219 and has been based at Hastings since about August 2015.
This was operated as ZK-KVA between 1989 and 1998 as ZK-KVA.

ZK-FTQ the older of the three with a c/n of 38-78A0764 which joined the HB & EC AC in mid 1989 and being re-listed to Air Hawkes Bay Ltd in mid-2002.

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