Wednesday, 28 June 2017

New restoration project at Tauranga

Landing at Tauranga was John Pheasant,s Foxy lady Tiger Moth ZK-BFF  which is approaching to land on 25 Grass r/wy.

I was lucky enough for John to show me his next Restoration project.A Thruxton Jackaroo which arrived from an auction in Australia some 6 weeks ago.He says a projected 2-3 years away from flying but it will be the only example here in New Zealand.I will continue to monitor the restoration progress and post it on our blog-site

Couple of twins into Tauranga

Visting Tauranga on a lovely sunny winters day brought out various aircraft into TRG hense a visit from Rotorua of Cessna 310 VH-JTV  operated by RedCliff Aero Club which I believe is on a Survey mission around Central North Island,

Also visiting was PA31 Navajo ZK-LWN of Skyline Aviation which was parked outside Sunair Hangar.

VH-JTV C310  c.n 310R-0712

PA31 Navajo ZK-LWN c/n  8112056)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Hot Air Balloon at FMG Waikato Stadium

Noted last night at the Chiefs rugby stadium in Hamilton for the British & Lions Rugby  tour was Kubicek BB-60Z ZK-UPP which was fully erected for the general public to witness

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

New resident additions to Tauranga

It has been a while since an update on residents into Tauranga so here are a few that i have captured on camera and there are more but hidden away at present.

Piper PA23 Aztec ZK-DGT operated by Dairy Tech International which also owns Piper PA31 Navajo  ZK-ECQ which is currently on re-build.

Cessna 172 N ZK-FII owned privately

On of 3 additions to the Tauranga Aero-club  are Cessna 152 ZK-FPG.

Robinson R-44 ZK-HDV is privately owned

Operating from outside Solo Wings Hangar is Adventure Helicopters Ltd Guimbal G2 Cabri ZK-IIM

Cessna R172K Skyhawk ZK-KDB is privately owned.

Rutan Varieze ZK-NCD seen taxing out for a local flight around Papamoa.

2nd addition to Tauranga Aero-Club fleet is Cessna 152 ZK-NPD

Noted outside Solowings Maintenance hangar is Magni-Gyro M24C ZK-PLW which again is privately owned.

Formerly ZK-FMV Tauranga Aero Club has re-registered Cessna 155 ZK-TAC with a new re-spray as well.

Tecnam  P92 Echo Classic ZK-VTE seen here tucked away in its hangar is ZK-VTE.