Monday 17 April 2023

Another view of SAANZ at Ashburton

 Also making a show was the locally based North American T28B Trojan ZK-TGN c/n 200-289 of Brian Hall.
It was delivered to Ashburton in January 2021and is housed in the Aviation Museum's hangar.
Previously mentioned HERE
Descending overhead with air brake out. Pilot being Kevin Langford.

Down from the far North was the Corby CJ1 Starlet U/L ZK-LDI c/n 303 with Brian Taylor about to be photographed by "Sir Minty". 

An unexpected bonus was the rollout and engine run for Jared Mulholland's Aero L-29 ZK-JRF.
Several previous posts can be found Here

A very recent arrival in the area for Thomas Baxter of Valetta is the Cessna 185D ZK-CKT c/n 1850929, ex Shannon Harnett of Opotiki. It replaces Thomas's Cessna 180 ZK-BMW.

Another Ashburton local, but currently based near Leeston, is the Allan Bowman Rans S6ES Coyote II ZK-ALB2 c/n 08081901. This first flew at Rangiora on 28-09-2012.

Down from Auckland thescratch built Gary Briggs Sonex ZK-SXR c/n 1531 is on the move. 


  1. Are there any Delfins currently flying or going to fly in NZ?

  2. Four still on the register.
    ZK-JRF as above. Close to re-flying.
    ZK-JET stored at Alexandra in good condition.

    ZK-SSU and ZK-VAU stored near Christchurch after many years parked out at Christchurch International. I would be very surprised to see these two fly again.

    ZK-SSS cockpit/nose section trailer mounted at Ashburton Aviation Museum.
    ZK-WBD "Screamin Eagle" Viper powered. Last heard (so to speak) on engine runs at Wanaka. Engine damaged by FOD.
    No "26" a pending project at Ashburton.

    Anybody know of any others ?

  3. JRF will fly soon, #26 is about to be assembled, WBD is stored pending a new engine.