Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Air Chathams SAAB 340s at Auckland International 20-5-2018

Outside the Air Chathams base at Auckland International on Sunday were their two airworthy SAAB 340s in a nice position for photos:

Both of the SAABs with their third one ZK-CIY2, still marked as N135GU in the background.

Their new one is ZK-CIZ2, which is ex N357GU, and has been registered to Air Chathams since 24/1/18..  

while ZK-KRA has been around since August 2015.

These aircraft have long histories - care to expand Blue Bus?

Beaver ZK-SBV.

 Now too large to fit into its hangar at Motueka is the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver  c/n 763.
As can be seen this will soon become ZK-SBV.
 Note the two extra fuselage side windows and the wing and tail fences now fitted to this airframe.
For much more on this aircraft click HERE.
Photographs captured at Motueka on Sunday  the 20th  by Lord Nelson.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

North Shore airfield

A brief visit to North Shore airfield today revealed a couple of interesting aircraft,  firstly the Maule MXT7-180A ZK-RLT which was imported from South Africa earlier in the year.

And not often seen out and about the Tecnam P96 ZK-JGH

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Rangiora arrivals this day 17-05-2018

 Two items of interest interfered with my potato top pie scoffing at lunch time today at Rangiora.
Above is the locally based Avid Heavy Hauler UL ZK-OST (c/n 1543-E) which has been in the care of Max Earnshaw since last September.
 Earlier posts on OST can be seen Here.
 An unusual radio call sign and the sound of a couple of TIO-540's had me out of the CRAC Clubhouse pdq to capture the Ted Smith 601B Aerostar ZK-JOS (c/n 61-0361-116) as listed with Coventry Motors Ltd of Auckland.
Check this Link for an earlier post on this aircraft.


Still cluttering up the hard stand at Christchurch International Airport today was the Aerospatiale-Alenia ATR72-212A ZK-MCF2 (c/n 600).
See more on this airframe HERE