Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Visitors to Tauranga in February

Catching up with Tauranga movements in February,here are a few noted .I have excluded all the visitors from the NZ Flight Champs as they are already covered in a previous post on the blog.

Global 6000 N599CH seen here backtracking on RWY 25 for a departure back to Perth Australia.

Newly registered Cessna 172 ZK-TOR which lives at a farm strip close to Matamata airfield landing on to grass r/wy 25.

North Shore based Yak 52 ZK-DSJ arrived during the flying Comp.

Arrived for a charter flight to Chatham Islands on ZK-CIB.

Taken on the Flying champs 

All pixs Courtsey of myself,Warick Hamilton,Peter Mole and ANON.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Visitors noted into Tauranga in January

Here is a selection of visitors noted during Jan  2020.


New Resident noted ZK-SDI Stolp Starduster SA100 UL

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

C-GVKI Viking 400 Twin Otter

Ardmore received Viking Demonstrator C-GVKI Viking 400  from Wellington last Friday and was expected to remain for the weekend Warbirds Event but alas Virus scare meant the the tourwas to be canned and the aircraft with no suitable hangar to fit it in at Ardmore was forced to depart on the 15th February and depart for Napier.
Lucky for me,i managed to arrive just a sit was preparing to leave.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Visit to Mercer Airfield

On my travels to Auckland for the weekend I was passing nearby Mercer Airfield on Friday gone,i had to divert and some gemsespecially American Airframes were tucked away in the various maintenance hangars on the south side of the airfield.
I sorted permission to look around and was given permission by friendly staff at Mercer so here was what was on show.
Luscombe 8E Silvaire N1757K c/n 4484

ZK-BJX C 180

ZK-MCR Cessna A185F with ZK-CKO C180 in the background in bare metal ready for repaint

Curtiss-Wright Travel Air 4000 N8134
Taylorcraft RC-44022 

Friday, 6 March 2020