Sunday, 7 August 2022

Oshkosh Air Venture 2022 Warbirds

 Oshkosh held their annual airshow from 25-31st July to a lovely warm week of thousands of planes and people at Wittman Airport at Oshkosh

First for viewing were the many WW2 warbirds that were on show.

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

EAA Air Venture Oshkosh 2022

 After 20 years of waiting, I finally had the chance to attend the biggest gathering of aircraft in the world at Oshkosh airport in Wisconsin from 25th-31st of July.

The weather was brilliant and over 11,000 aircraft attended and my mind was just blown at of the water just seen miles and miles of parked aircraft. So cheers to Air New Zealand for getting me there from Auckland to Houston and then United to Chicago and Appleton.

Saturday, 9 July 2022

Peter Mole RIP

 I am sorry to announce the sudden parting of my co-founder/close friend Peter Mole early last week after being diagnosed with terminal Cancer.

Peter was a fellow Brit who immigrated to NZ years ago and both of us had the same passion for aviation as we did in England and was co-admin to our TaurangaSpotter blogsite highlighting Tauranga airport and the wider NZ GA  within the country.

So on the 7th July ,his wife Celia organized a funeral service at the Classic Flyers Hangar at Tauranga airport, and a big thank you to Grayson Ottaway and Mike Condon for their great tribute speeches towards Peter.

And finally, it was a great gesture for the Tauranga airport ATC to allow the Tauranga Aircraft Community to pay their respects with 9 local aircraft carrying out an individual flypast display over the Classic flyers hangar Again thank you ATC and Tauranga Airport Management.

The Aircraft involved where

  1. ZK-GSU    Pipistrel Taurus 
  2. ZK-TAC     Cessna 152
  3. ZK-YAC     Yak 52
  4. ZK-ECQ      Piper PA31 Navajo
  5. ZK-WWH    Cessna  U206G
  6. ZK-HLO      Robinson R-44
  7. ZK-XAF      Boeing Stearman
  8. ZK-EAD      Tecnam   P92 Echo Mk II
  9. ZK-MOR     Auto Gyro MT-03 

Pixs Curtesy of Warwick Hamilton and Video by myself