A surprise arrival at the Northern Aviators Club's flyin at Whananaki yesterday was Mike Crene's Titan T 51B Mustang ZK-DBG2. It was a long way from its base at Feilding.
Friday, 31 December 2021
Thursday, 30 December 2021
Lord Nelson captured the Gippsland GA-8 Airvan VH-PGU3 c/n GA-8-TC320-146 at Nelson today.
It was ferried from Archerfield to NZ via Lord Howe Island on 05-11-2021 and was noted at Tauranga on 09-11-2021 : see https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2021/11/tauranga-and-onto-taupo.html
It has also been noted at Wellington and Blenheim.
Northern Aviators Club president Martin Farrand hosted the possibly last New Zealand flyin of the year at Whananaki (on the East Coast North of Whangarei), today. The location is great and the weather was helpful with the wind right down Runway 21, and a good turnout of different types of sport aircraft attended. Rusty Russell flew up from Whangarei in his MT 03 Eagle autogyro and he took these photos:2, Just Aircraft Super STOL ZK-ZOE and Aeroprakt A 32 Vixxen ZK-VXN,
2. and then there are a couple of Aeroprakt Foxbats ZK-SGI and ZK-VAW as well an MTO Sport gyro ZK-RDM and Martin's Cherokee 180 ZK-CUC.
Zenair CH701 STOL N821CD (c/n 7-4094) appeared on the US register on 03-02-2010 with Chris Desmond of Sebastopol, California.
Wednesday, 29 December 2021
Tuesday, 28 December 2021
And the appropriately registered Aeroprakt 22LS Foxbat ZK-FXB2 which is registered to the local agents, Foxbat NZ Ltd. This was imported from Australia in 2017.
Monday, 27 December 2021
Sunday, 26 December 2021
Jordan Elvy was at Paraparaumu airport on Christmas Eve and photo'd the venerable Cessna 185A ZK-CBS. As there has been recent posts on this aircraft I thought I would post it in its most recent iteration with Patchett Ag Air titles:
Friday, 24 December 2021
Up from Nelson is the 1974 model Beech C23 ZK-DVC still wearing its Abel Tasman Air script.
Thursday, 23 December 2021
As our thoughts turn to 2022, why not also look a little further forward to 2023? This first newsletter for Classic Fighters 2023 gives a taste of what we will have to look forward to, and it will be a lot!