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  AviationShotzphotography.blogspot.co.nz   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.

ZK-VAW

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


ZK-LPI

ZK-RAG

ZK-ILC

ZK-LCF

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

ZK-MPO

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.

ZK-JNL

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

ZK-WLK

ZK-VIA

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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