Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year 2018




Seaplane at Yas Island Marina

Noted at the Yas Marina jetty today on 30th December, was the Cessna 208 Caravan I floatplane    A6-SEB seen here departing its berth and heading back to its operating base at Dubai Creek.

Cessna 208 Caravan I Float-plane A6-SEB c/n 401 operated by Sea Wings Dubai 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Dubai Air show (Part 3) Military

Finally as part of the airshow and static display here are examples of Military hardware shown on display at Al Maktoum Airport

Friday, 15 December 2017

Visitors noted into Tauranga over November

Thanks to Peter Mole and Neil Williams , Here are a few visitors noted landing into TRG during November and early December

McDonnell -Douglas 500N ZK-IJD operated by Amalgamated Helicopters NZ Limited  based at Masterton/Hood Airfield probably visiting Rotorfix hangar.

Visiting up from Hastings/Bridge Pa was privately owned Cessna 172 D ZK-CEY

Build at nearby Hamilton ,is Pacific Aerospace P750XL ZK-ASA which was  recently re-registered to Kiwi Air Ltd down at Gisbourne

Going back to the 60,s were to former RNZAF machines parked up outside Classic Flyers hangar.The DC3C-S1C3G was ZK-DAK /NZ3546 from Ardmore  alongside based DH104 Devon ZK-KTT /NZ1808 

Hidden away in one of the outer hangars for a while was resident Cessna 150G  N5JP c/n 15065872.Nice to see it flying at last.

Cessna 172 N ZK-TRS seen departing 07 r/way heading back to its residents strip at Tarras.

The luxury of having Solo Wings HQ based at Tauranga is been able to witness all imported Tecnam aircraft into NZ and thanks to the team Tecnam P2002 Sierra MK II ZK-EVE seen outside Solo wings Eng Hangar before going to its private owner at Parakai Airfield NW of Auckland City

Based in Central North island of Te Kuiti ,Western Helicopters EurocopterAS350 B2 ZK-IZP seen here taking off after a gas n go stop.

The second newly arrived import Tecnam to Solo Wings P2008 T ZK-TLT based at Ardmore and operated by Tecnam Australasia Limited.

A recent new resident arrival to Tauranga is Bell 206 B ZK-HOD owned by The MacIntyre Family Trust .

Its not a common site to see a Cessna 320 E visit Tauranga but this welcomed one was up from either New Plymouth or the owners private strip at Ingelwood/Norfolk Farm . ZK-EGN owned by Brett Emeny and Syndicate.Thanks to Neil Williams who shot this photo.

This is Frank Wright,s latest immaculate restored Cessna 180 A ZK-CGJ parked outside Franks engineering hangar prior to I believe a test flight from the next picture shown below.We are blessed with peoples skills here at Tauranga Airport on turning out classic aircraft restorations.

All pictures Courtsey of Peter "Rat "Mole and Neil Williams.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Dubai Airshow Cival Part 2

Here is a vary array of Commercial and private aircraft witnessed at the show/

Diamond DA62 OE-FKA c/n 62.035

Diamond DA42NG OE-FVI c/n 42-N103

Diamond DA50 Super  Star OE-VSO   c/n 50.001

Diamond DA45 OE-FHM

Cirrus Designs SR22 T A6-CTF of the newly formed Emirates Aviation Flight academy which was set up and built on Maktoum Airport but has its own runway,facilities and control Tower

Recent addition to the Emirates fleet is Boeing 777-300ER A6-EQH  c/n 42353 which is sporting the year of the founder of the Emirates Sheik Zayed

Airbus A319 of Comlux Aviation 9H-AVK

Pilatus PC-12/47E A6-GIB c/n 1661 of GIA Aviation which is based at Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi.It joins A6-GIA which arrived late last year

New addition again to the A380 fleet at Emirates was A6-EUV c.n 239
Rival UAE Airline Etihad Airways wasn't going to be out done with recent arrival airbus to their fleet Airbus A380- 861  was  A6-API  c/n 233