Monday, 27 March 2017

Portuguese Surprise at Ardmore 27-3-17

Bell TH-1L Iroquois CS-HBV msn 6426 seen just after being unloaded from a truck early this afternoon. This helicopter served with the United States Navy until being wfu on 8-6-83. It then became N434RR / N450AH / and N540GH before taking up it's present registration. I wonder who it is destined for here ?

Cessna 172N ZK-EJR at NZKF

On a return trip from Dargaville back on 31/1/17 I called in to Kaipara Flats airfield where the Rodney Aero Club's Cessna 172N ZK-EJR was sitting in the late afternoon sun.

ZK-EJR (c/n 17269035) was first registered in New Zealand on 8/9/77 and remarkably has been owned by the Rodney Aero Club ever since.  It has also not been posted on the NZ Civair blog.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Two from Hamilton 24-03-2017

In a less than ideal day gray and misty day at Hamilton, Richard Currie captured these two aircraft for our blog - neither of them having appeared previously.
 The Cessna 172M Skyhawk II ZK-DXP (c/n 17265333) was imported by Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd for the Taumarunui Aero Club who took it over in September of 1975. It only lasted a year before being bent after which it was rebuilt by Dalhoff and King of Dunedin.
Some fifteen owners later it was taken up by Steve Hampton of Hamilton in May of 2011.
A recent addition to our register is this Diamond DA 42 ZK-SHB (c/n 42.354) which was registered to Air Hawkes Bay Ltd of Hastings on  07-03-2017.
This airframe along with two others (VH-FGO and VH-FNV) where trucked into Aeromotive at Hamilton Airport on 25-10-2016.
 See Here for more background.

A new Cessna and two helicopters at Ardmore taken earlier this week

Bell 412 ZK-HRX msn 36008 ex JA6636 which was registered to Oceania Aviation on 7-3-17 flew for the first time on 22-3-17

Cessna 182T VH-NIH msn 18282081 built in 2008 arrived at Ardmore at 17.50 on 21-3-17 after having flown Lord Howe Island-Norfolk Island-Kerikeri earlier in the day. I understand it was on delivery for a local owner.

MBB-BK117 B-2 ZK-ISE msn 7240 ex D-HSFB registered to Airwork (NZ) Ltd on 6-12-16 was noted flying latter in the evening on 21-3-17

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A couple from Pauanui today - 23-03-2017.

Just two pics from a rather busy Pauanui today from Richard Currie.
 The RTE Syndicates Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow ZK-RTE (c/n 28R-35725) has been mentioned before - see:-HERE
Geoff Thompson's Tecnam P92 Echo Classic ZK-VTE (c/n 1526) from Tauranga called.