Tuesday, 11 December 2018


Tauranga movements for late November, early December.

 All pics taken by THE HAIRY MOLE RAT

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Central Regional Rally at Tokoroa

Tokoroa airfield situated in the central Plateau of North Island,hosted the Central Regional rally Championships from 23-25th November 2018 but the weekend weather damped the event to deter any visiting aircraft to pop in on Saturday and Sunday with low cloud and heavy rain .

However,Friday was clear blue sky and the following below attended.

ZK-TAI     C.172
ZK-WAM  C.172
ZK-EOJ     C152
ZK-UNB    C152
ZK-ECY    PA28 Cherokee
ZK-FPG    C152
ZK-TAY    C152
ZK-EJS     C.172
ZK-UFS    PA28 -181
ZK-JMV   Air Tourer
ZK-RRV   Vans RV7A
ZK-RVF   Vand RV6A

and only resident noted in the various hangars which were open

ZK-JON   Jodel D.11

Tokoroa resident Jodel D.11 ZK-JON in one of the few hangars that were kindly opened to shelter from the rain.

Vans RV-6A ZK-RVF from Tauranga

ZK-RRV Vans RV-7A also up from Tauranga

Another member of the tauranga Aero club was Cessna 172 ZK-TAI joined by Cessna,s 152 ZK-FPG and ZK-TAY to participate in the event.

Hamilton resident PA28 Cherokee ZK-ECY

CT/4B Airtrainer ZK-JMV resides at Tauranga

Waikato Flying clubs ZK-UFS PA28-181 attended with fellow clubs Cessna 172 ZK-WAM 

Locally based Cessna 152 ZK-EOJ

Hawera Aero Clubs Cessna 152 ZK-UNB

Monday, 19 November 2018

Ardmore Armistice Air Day

Ardmore Airfield arranged a Amistice Air Day on the 18th November to commemorate the 100 yrs of the end of WW1.

The star attractions were the First public view of the renovated Mosquito and P.39 Air Cobra for Texan Billionaire Rob Lewis in USA.

So departing Tauranga on board Cessna172 ZK-TAI with Russ Borman as Captain ,myself as co-pilot and Peter Mole as our passenger !!! we flew to Ardmore via a scenic view of Auckland before landing and enjoying the day ahead.

Here are some pixs of visitors and star attractions during the Air Day