Sunday, 28 June 2015

Recent Resident departures

Over the last month 2 residents have departed to new fix abode locations.                                          Pipistrel Sinus ZK-GIM has been sold on the 26th May to Mr G.B Taylor of Mossburn and most recent possible departure of MBB BO 105 DBS-4 ZK-IKK to Specialist Helicopter Solutions Limited at Palmerston North on the 1st June but still remains at Tauranga.

MBB Bo105 ZK-IKK c/n S656

Pipistrel Sinus ZK-GIM c/n 129-S9120104

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


Tauranga has been quiet over the last week. Today we had two nice visitors plus another newly painted ANZ Q300.  Pics by THE HAIRY MOLE RAT
 VH-SVQ  Cessna 402B

 ZK-NXJ  Beech 400A
ZK-NFI  Q300

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Aircraft & Helicopters that came in or out of Tauranga Airport in May 2015

ZK-NEZ DHC-8 in the new paint scheme of Air Nelson which operates into Tauranga from Auckland,Wellington and Christchurch on a daily basis

ZK-ETZ Cessna 152 from the Airlines Flying Club at Ardmore.

ZK-MVD  ATR72-212 operated by Mount Cook on a daily trip from Christchurch

ZK-DSH Cessna 182K was a former resident at Thames before being sold recently and now resides at in Auckland at North Shore.

ZK-IUU Eurocopter AS350 B2 is operated by Heli1 ltd from Otorohanga but still retains its former Skywark Helicopters colour scheme.

ZK-DAF Diamond DA-20 C1 is Eagle Flights Training latest DA20  added to its fleet up in Ardmore

ZK-LUV Solo wings Windlass Aquilla is seldom seen flying here so a rare sight to been seen approaching 25R Grass R/W at Tauranga

ZK-GWD DG Flugzeugbau DG-808 glider is a recent addition to the glider residents here at Tauranga with ZK-GPZ PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-3 Puchacz of the Tauranga Gliding club parked behind in the hangar.

ZK-NML Cessna 182 K was alleged a former resident here but was normally found living at North shore.Now after being resold ,it now resides in the South Island at Ashburton but was noted recently back in Ardmore in late May.

ZK-HBV Robinson R-44 Operated by Opokiti Helicopters seen parked up outside RotoFix,s hangar.

ZK-REV Cessna 172A is a old Cessna found down in Te Kuiti landing for a visit to the Flight Care hangar  
ZK-MSV Tecnam Astore is a recent arrival to New Zealand and seen here for a possible check out certificate at Solo Wings.MSV resides at Te Awamutu airstrip south of Hamilton.

ZK-VIA RV-6A visiting  from Ohaupo pictured outside Flight Care.
ZK-ICB Schweizer 269C drops in from Ardmore .

ZK-IBT Eurocopter EC135 P2 operated with the VIP helicopter unit  Advanced Flight Ltd from Pikes Point in Auckland.

ZK-LTQ Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600 noted here at Welcome Bay  being loaded up for a latest crop dusting task .LTQ is temporary located at nearby Rotorua on behalf of Super Air.

Friday, 5 June 2015

2 German Cabri,s noted at Rotofix

Noted today,friday 5th June outside Rotofix,s hangar in Tauranga,Pete Mole took these pictures of a
possible newly imports from Germany to NewZealand of 2 Guimbal Cabri G2,s .

G2 Cambi D-HAVC c/n 1015

G2 Cambi D-HAVB c/n 1009

D-HAVB was operated by Heli Aviation GMbH alongside D-HAVC at Augsburg Airport as part of the companies Training academy.

Monday, 1 June 2015


Friday 29\5  PART  2
Raytheon 400A Beechjet ZK-NXJ c/n RK-210 parked outside hawker Pacific Aviation,s Hangar