Sunday, 27 June 2021


 Noted on 26th June outside Marty Cantlon,s hangar was his latest rebuild  Classic Aircraft Waco YMF   ZK-YMF which was having its first engine test run with Tim Galpin at the controls and the owner Marty looking over this beautiful machine 

His Waco YMF ZK-YMF s/n F5C-8-129 will join his current fleet of aircraft which live in again his immaculate hangar here at Tauranga.

Marty,s fleet is as follows

ZK-WTW  NuWaco T-10 s/n 21

ZK-USA    Boeing-Stearman A75N1  s/n 75-3655

ZK-MPC    Titan T-51 Mustang  s/n MO5XXX50HK0062

Peter Mole observing this immaculate machine

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Tauranga based Residents J-L Pt 5


Cessna 172 N  ZK-JEY

Vans RV-7A  ZK-JLT

NZ Aerospace CT4B Trainer  ZK-JMV

Cessna C-37B Dragonfly  ZK-JTL

Cessna 182 Q  ZK-JOY

Hawker Hunter FR74 S  ZK-JIL


Jodel D11  ZK-KCD

Cessna 172 K ZK-KDB

Tecnam P2008  ZK-KDW

Cessna 182 T   ZK-KHW

De Havilland   DH104 Dove  ZK-KTT


Rutan Long-Ez  ZK-LET

Harris CASH Aviation Model 3   ZK-LHC

Monday, 21 June 2021

Visits to Ardmore and Mercer Airfields

 Traveling back from the Blues -Highlanders Rugby final on Sunday,I had to drop into Ardmore and Mercer to check out the latest and picked out some new firsts for me.

First Ardmore

New  Resident to Ardmore from Rangiora ZK-EFP

AS332L Puma ZK-HPX s/n 2125

AS332L Puma ZK-HRP s/n 2162

And one from Mercer

Friday, 18 June 2021

Tauranga based Residents H-I (Helicopters) Pt 4


Robinson R44 ZK-HDV

Kawasaki BK117 B-2 ZK-HES (Lives at Tauranga Hosp)

Robinson R-44 ZK-HEW

Aerospatiale AS350 BA ZK-HGB

Bell 206B ZK-HKB

Robinson R-44 II ZK-HLO

                                                            Guimbal Cabri G2 ZK-HLU

Aerospatiale AS350 BA ZK-HLW

Bell 206B ZK-HOD

Robinson R-44 II ZK-HOW

Robinson R-44 II  ZK-HOY

Hughes 369E ZK-HRC

Guimbal Cabri G2 ZK-HSJ

Robinson R-44 II  ZK-HUB

Aerospatiale A350 B ZK-HZU

Bell 427 ZK-IIG

Bell 206 B  ZK-IIK


Robinson R-4 II ZK-IMF

Eurocopter AS350 BA  ZK-IZW