Saturday, 28 March 2015


Tauranga Model Aircraft Club put on a public flying display today at there airstrip up at the TECT Park

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Today Tauranga Airport had it's first ever visit of an Airbus  A320-232 ZK-OJD of Air New Zealand.
A charter flight to take passengers to Palmerston North. Plus a mix of Twins also heading the
in the same direction.
 Coming into land over Tauranga harbour
 Parked up on the apron
 Takeing off runway 07 to Palmy
 ZK-MKG  Beech  90

 ZK-ECJ  Jetstream
 ZK-NPR  PA 31
ZK-LCA  Cessna  510

Sunday, 22 March 2015


 N283KA King Air 200
 Q300  ZK-NFA  
New paint job
 ZK-DAE  Diamond  DA40
Eagle Flight Training Ardmore
 Two from Whakatane  ZK-LMR &  ZK-MDS

Nice helicopter ZK-HCG
Eurocpter  350BA  from  Wanaka

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Plane crash incident at Tauranga

Yesterday Tuesday 10th March, Tiger Moth ZK-BMY had a incident upon landing on 07 Grass R/W.ZK-BMY was landing behind DH60 Gipsy Moth ZK-ADT after a weekend away at the Tiger Moth fly-in at Kaikohe airfield in the Bay of Islands.

Unfortunately ZK-BMY seemed to wobble upon landing and the left-wing scraped the ground  and when coming to a stop the nose dropped forward and smashed the Propeller.

Thankfully,the pilot was unhurt and the aircraft was towed away to a hangar from the emergency services on the airfield.

Hopefully,Mr J. Pheasant can fix the Tiger Moth as he is a magician on Tigers !!!!!

Monday, 2 March 2015

2 addition residents to Tauranga

Noted over february are 2 new aircraft resident to Tauranga.

ZK-ECE  Vans RV-7A.

Owned by Steven Carr and his personal hangar is in process of being constructed adjacent to the former MASH Hangar on the North side of the airfield.

ZK-ECE RV-7A c/n 73638

ZK-PVG  Sisler SF-2A Cygnet UL

Owned by Mr Derick Holmes , the microlight occasionally lives in the former Bayflight Hangar which is now operated by Solo Wings

ZK-PWG Sisler SF-2A Cygnet UL c/n 20122

According to NZCAA change of ownership,we are expecting the arrival of PA-31 Navajo Cheftan ZK-ECQ which is owned by Dairy Tech International Ltd which also operate PA23-250F Aztec ZK-DGT which seldom flys.