Sunday, 8 November 2015

Raglan Sands NZSAA weekend fly-in

Raglan Sands Airstrip on the west coast of the Waikato region over the weekend of 7-8th November hosted the Waikato Thames Valley NZ Sport Aircraft association Fly-in on a glorious sunny day with perfect flying conditions and on the Saturday attracted over 100 aircraft at this surfers mad town.

A big thank you to Bruce  Cooke who seen here was the chief organizer for this well run fly-in .Bruce is seen here marshaling visiting aircraft to either side of 23-05 runway.

Tauranga based Cessna 180 ZK-KMK flown in  by Chief Warbirds pilot  Keith Skillen.

Jodel D.11 ZK-EJN from Rotorua

taxing in is DHC-1 Chipmunk ZK-UAS down from Te Kowhai

Recent import to NZ was Kaipara Flats based Glassair Sportsman 2+2 ZK-SPZ

EAA Acro Sport II ZK-CAW arrived with a couple overs up from Stratford

The only Aero Commander 100 in the country is Hastings Pa/Bridge resident ZK-CTU

Zlin Avation Savage ZK-DAG arrived possibly from North Shore.

Ardmore based Piper PA22 Pacer taildragger ZK-PAL

SG Avation Storm 300  ZK-VEE arriving from the pleasant coastal airstrip at Waihi Beach

Stratford arrival was Zenith Zodiac 601 UL ZK-JPX

Tokoroa resident Maule M5-235C ZK-JDT

A view of the flightline alongside 05 runway with array of visiting aircraft 

Here is the main man of the excellent NZ Avation Blogsite pictured pointing a finger at me with his cowboy hat on is our own  MRC Aviation Mike Condon.Everyone who hasn't yet !!! Must check out the No 1 blog-site in New Zealand related to NZ Aviation.

Pictured to the left is the host of   Andrew  who was busy picturing anything that flew or park up on the airfield

1 of 2 Omaka residents flying up from the South Island was Zenair CH701 SP ZK-ZMX which accompanied Vans RV-7 ZK-REX

One of many Aeroprakt A-22LS attending today was ZK-LFD up from Dannervike

Colin Alexander in the co-pilot seat from Solo-wings arriving from Tauranga in the recent arrival in NZ of  AutoGyro-MTO Sport ZK-RJW

Another recent import to the NZ register is AutoGyro Cavalon ZK-RDY from the Waikato airstrip at Lee Martin  with Aerosport Avation.


Vans RV-8 ZK-PJH approaching grass 23 runway

Approaching landing is Tauranga based LM Harris CASH Avation Model 3 ZK-LHC

My co-villain on our Taurangaspotter blogsite  is Peter (HairyMole) Rat -Peter Mole  taking shelter from the hot sun at Raglan





Auster J5F ZK-BDY is normally hidden away at Kaikohe in Northland

Another Ardmore visitor is Dyn-Aero MCR4S ZK-PSA

Te Kuiti based Cessna 180 ZK-WGT


My first viewing of Yak 52 ZK-TYS which normally hides away in its hangar at Te Kowhai and seldom seen out and about so a welcome visitor.


Freshly re-painted PA28 Cherokee from Ardmore is ZK-CUD just about to land 

ZK-JRV minus spats when I last witnessed the RV-12



Another welcomed visitor from South island was Europa Classic UL ZK-SBZ which was the last visitor to arrive on Saturday at around  4pm from Rangiora via Omaka and Wanganui .

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