Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Saturday, 6 July 2019


Recently re-registered Cessna 152 is ZK-FPG which has now changed to ZK-TAK.Also ZK-FCO has had a face lift with decals removed and new decals applied to look the same has TAC ,TAY and TAK all belonging to the Tauranga Aero Club
Former ZK-FPG is now ZK-TAK Cessna152 for the Tauranga Aero Club..

New look ZK-FCO 

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

May visitors noted at Tauranga

Just a few that past through Tauranga during the month of May.

Carrying out touch and go,s on Seal 25 was RNZAF C130-H NZ7001 

Parked up outside Classic flyers was Havard 2A ZK-MJN /NZ1052

Parked adjacent to the flight terminal is Cessna 172 M ZK-FGV from Ohakune in Central North Island

Dropping in from  Rotorua was Robinson R-22 ZK-HAD landing next to the Tauranga flying club .

Exiting Seal 25 and backtracking to the terminal is Skyline Aviation Limited,s Beech 200 Super King Air ZK-MFT

Taking off en-route back to Gisbourne is Beech 90 King Air ZK-SKL

Another skyline Aviation aircraft from Napier is this Cessna 510 Mustang ZK-YDZ 

Ardmore based Bell 505 ZK-HTI approaching to land at the flying club.

Arriving from Ardmore is Seneca ZK-DCP

Ardmore resident Cessna 182 T Skylane  ZK-WYT departing .

RNZAF,s NZ4302 Lockheed P-3K Orion Carrying out crew training from Whenuapai

North Shore Aero clubs Robin HR 100 ZK-UWZ 

NZ Commercial Pilot Academy Limited operate various aircraft out of Wanganui and Cessna 152 ZK-FCQ is just one of them .

Piper PA32 Cherokee 6 ZK-EKS arriving from New Plymouth .

Seen here departing the Rotorfix hangar is Hughes 369 E ZK-HCD.

Westpac ambulance Mitsubishi MU 2  ZK-KOH heading back to Hamilton after dropping off patients to the local hospital.Looks different without the previous artwork which was painted all over the fuselage.

Eurocopter  EC 120 B ZK-IZG operated by I Spy Helicopters Limited at Palmerston North.

RNZAF ,s latest addition to 42 Sqn is Beech B350 i NZ2353 seen here carrying out circuits on 25.

RNZN Kaman SuperSea Sprite NZ3614 departing after a quick fuel stop.

And finally Hughes 369 ZK-HRI approaching to land at Rotorfix.

All pixs courtesy of Warwick Hamilton,Peter Mole and myself

Monday, 1 July 2019

Additional New Tauranga Residents

Over the past few months Tauranga has seen a few resident aircraft  depart but replaced by a few new to keep our resident population here healthy.

Here are the arrivals.
Arriving early in June was this immaculate Cessna180J ZK-RAD arriving from Australia via work carried out at Mercer.
Auto Gyro MTO ZK-UYM

Arriving from Te Kowhai Airfield was this lovely SOCATA TB-9 Tobago ZK-TRW

Former Nelson resident is our second Albatros L-39 ZK-TCS operated by Eastern Jets Ltd who also operate here at Tauranga ZK-EJA
Operated by Cubro Ltd is this lovely Beechcraft B300 Super King air ZK-PWL

Former RNZAF operated Pacific Aerospace CT/4E Airtrainer ZK-PTA which escaped Napier and is now privately owned

Cessna 182 T  ZK-KHW

Cessna A185F ZK-JKL

ZK-HUV Robinson R-22 operated by Aviation Training 2017 Limited

Robinson R-44 ZK-HJN also operated by Aviation Training 2017 Limited at present.

Cli-mate 100 ZK-EZY is privately owned

Ex Australian Bell 427 ZK-IIG operated by Adventure Helicopters Ltd who also operate Bell 206 ZK-IIK
Our second Based YAK 52 alongside ZK-YAC is ZK-YIK owned by Mr M T O,Rourke who recently  purchased another Yak which hasnt arrived as yet .

And departures

ZK-CMR to a Richmond owner in March

ZK-DOC to Omaka in May

PA46 Malibu ZK-MPG  to a Taupo operator

And Finally relocating to a new home at Rotorua is Grumman G-164 ZK-RTA