Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Flying visit into Pauanui Airfield

Last Saturday ,I was luckily enough to jump into Cessna 172 ZK-TAB from the Tauranga Aero club with Rus Borman in control for  a 30 minute trip up the  East Coromandel coastline into the airstrip at Pauanui to enjoy the scenery, ice cream and fish and chips at that this airstrip which sees many visitors during the summer months here in New Zealand.

Here is a list of what was present on the 27th January.
ZK- JQA   C172                         Resident
ZK-KER  Tecnam P96 GOLF    Resident
ZK-KGB  Yak 52                        Resident
ZK-KEV   Yak 52                        Resident
ZK-YAQ  Yak 52                         Resident
ZK-TNB  Pioneer 300                 Resident

Visitors noted on the field
ZK-TAB  C172    -Tauranga
ZK-LAB  C182R -Ardmore
ZK-ETX  R182   - Ardmore
ZK-TAU  C172   -Ardmore
ZK-DWE A185F  -North Shore
ZK-MRG  R182  -  Hamilton
ZK-FRU   CJ-6   -  North Shore
ZK-EBG   C182S  - Ardmore
ZK-LGR   PA28RT -Whenuapai
ZK-EHA   C172     -Te Kowhai
ZK-RTE   PA28R  -North Shore
ZK-MGU  C182P -  North Shore
ZK-CSB   DA40   -Hamilton

Monday, 29 January 2018


It was great to see the Provost fly in on Friday. Looking very smart after her re- furbish.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Tauranga Airshow 2018

Tauranga hosted a mini airshow on Saturday 20th January 2018 from 3-6pm  due to high cost of airshows so the format was good and a good display for all to see.

Despite the Avenger failed to turn up ,the replacement Venom was a bonus as well as RNZAF restored Havard ZK-RNZ which were both on static display and the P40 replaced the Mustang at Ardmore due to technical difficulties so thanks to the Needham family in bringing their P40 for display.

The rebuilt  Avenger which was restored by the Classic Flyers restoration team with another on the way for the same treatment.

RNZAF latest trainer is TextronTexan II NZ1405  which brought 5 others to form the new Falcon display team.