Sunday, March 08, 2009

A nice flight and some different visitors

It has been a good weekend for flying, so when my parents decided to come and visit, I was able to take them for a quick flight out from Wellington, across Cook Strait, to the Marlborough Sounds, then back again. All done in only 0.8 hrs.

For those who do not live anywhere near here, the Marlborough Sounds would have to be one of the most scenic environments you could fly through. The Sounds are [pretty much by definition I suppose] a series of inlets "constrained" by steep sides hills and islands. A fantastic scenic place to fly through! Although I did not get any pictures of my own, click here for a Google images search of photos others have taken.

In other "news", here are pictures of some visitors to the Wellington International Airport western apron today [Sunday]. Top to bottom we have:

Piper PA28R-20o Arrow II, ZK-DUY, Canterbury Aero Club
Piper PA28-161, ZK-MND, Aircraft Rentals of Rangiora
Cessna 172P, ZK-SBK, Canterbury Aero Club
Cessna 172N, ZK-EOS, Hawera Aero Club
2 x Fairchild SA227-AC Metroliner, ZK-POB, Airwork Flight Operations of Auckland

The Metroliner was here on an aero-medical flight, the others appeared to be just passing through in various directions.

Piper PA28R-20o Arrow II, ZK-DUY, Canterbury Aero ClubPiper PA28-161, ZK-MND, Aircraft Rentals of RangioraCessna 172P, ZK-SBK, Canterbury Aero ClubCessna 172N, ZK-EOS, Hawera Aero ClubFairchild SA227-AC Metroliner, ZK-POB, Airwork Flight Operations of AucklandFairchild SA227-AC Metroliner, ZK-POB, Airwork Flight Operations of Auckland

1 comment:

CAC said...

DUY has only recently come out of a loooong overhaul after cracks in the wing spar put it out of service for 2 years (i believe). Good to see it back in the air though!