Sunday 21 November 2021

My week of it.

I passed though Geraldine earlier in the week and spotted these fabulous looking models in McAtamny Gallery.
Apparently they are available in either large or smaller size with desk mount or atop of a globe (as in the background).
Prices vary from about $140 to $1900.
On display were the large and small Connie, a small DC-3, Spitfire, Mustang. Corsair and Concord.

Up at Rangiora on Sunday afternoon (21st) was the Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ZK-EBJ2 c/n 28-7816640 of the Canterbury Aero Club (Inc). It was imported from the USA and registered to the Club on 17-07-2020, being ex N34688.I have seen it around often enough before but hadn't photographed it as I just assumed it was the ZK-EBJ I knew from 1976 but now in Canterbury Club colours. 
The original ZK-EBJ was a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser (c/n 28-7525335) from early 1976 with just the two side windows and a 140hp engine. It was damaged in 1985 and finally cancelled in September of 1991 - pending rebuild.

An exciting project at Rangiora is Mike Small's Volmer VJ-22 Sportsman Amphibian a designe  by Volmer Jensen in 1957. Even more exciting is that it is one of two such projects.
We have had four VJ-22's previously registered - with three completed.

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