Sunday, 31 May 2015

TWO SUNNY DAYS AT ARDMORE AIRPORT

PART 1  Friday 29\5  Warbirds plus a couple of nice planes
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Thursday, 28 May 2015

RNZAF TEXAN FIRST VISIT TO TAURANGA

RNZAF  TEXAN NZ1405  made 2 visits to Tauranga today. I believe this is the first visit of type to Tauranga Airport. Pics by THE HAIRY MOLE RAT




Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Falcon 7X PP-CFJ visits Rotorua

Noted by Pete (Hairy Rat ) Mole on a wet  23rd May  afternoon at Rotorua from Papeete was this rare Brazilian Falcon 7X PP-CFJ operated by Grand Moinho CE SA landing at 3.45pm and stayed overnight before departing south to Queenstown on the 25th May .staying for 2 days at Queenstown,The Falcon departed 2.20pm bound for Melbourne/Tullamarine.

FALCON 7X PP-CFJ c/n 171

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Friday, 15 May 2015

Strongs wings Tip-over Cessna at Tauranga

Mount Maunganui yesterday on the 14th May was hit by a mini Tornado on Thursday evening causing damage to various properties near the Airport.
Unfortunately,today during Friday afternoon Tauranga was suddenly hit by a massive strong squall and unfortunately Sunair,s Cessna 172 ZK-DKK was flipped over onto its back causing damage to the Tail,Rudder,propeller and upper Main-planes.As a result of the damage the aircraft has now been declared as a write-off.We will see !!!


Thankfully both occupants on-board managed to escape without any serious injury.

RNZAF BELL UH1H IROQUOIS

RNZAF 3  Hueys made there last visit to Tauranga yesterday. They gave ex Vietnam Soldiers flights around the Bay to there delight and bringing back good and sad memories.    
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015

Post restoration flight of Cessna 180 ZK-BVV

On a lovely summer autumn day on 1st May ,Frank Wrights re-built Cessna 180 ZK-BVV seen here taking off  grass RW 25 for the first time after a lengthy rebuild in Franks hangar at Tauranga .It makes a nice change to not see a Beaver leave his hangar so now BVV make it 4 resident C.180,s residing in Tauranga.






APRIL STANDOUTS

A good mix this month from ATRs to Cessna demo to RNZAF
Pics by THE HAIRY MOLE RAT