Sunday, November 28, 2010

Flying NZ "Cook area" regional comps: Post 1

The past weekend was a very busy one with the Flying NZ "Cook area" regional competitions being held at Masterton [Hood] aerodrome. The competitions were officially hosted by Wellington Aero Club, but with a lot of work also done by Flying New Zealand and the Wairarapa-Ruahine Aero Club.

Competitors came from Hawkes Bay & East Coast, Wanganui, Kapiti, Wairarapa-Ruahine and Wellington aero clubs and competed in a range of competitions including circuits and landings, aerobatic, forced landing, navigation, low flying, and my two favourite comps [which I competed in], bombing and liferaft dropping :-)

Arrival for officials, competitors, supporters and their aircraft was Friday with the competitions themselves occurring on Saturday. The competition dinner and awards presentation occurred on Saturday night.

In this first post, there are pictures of the aircraft I competed in and a small selection of other photos. The remaining posts will have various other pictures from the comps.

Anyway, on to the pictures. Top to bottom are:

Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT, registered to Wellington Aero Club
Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk, ZK-WAC, registered to Wellington Aero Club
Piper PA18-150 Super Cub, ZK-BPM, registered to Air Hawkes Bay
Bolkow Junior, ZK-CJB, registered to a Napier address
Lastly... it's got to be good for you... Yeah Right!


QW said...

Who drinks Tui? Horrible stuff to drink.

Rodney said...

Well, it wasn't me! From what I observed, it helps to have an instructor rating! Actually, I didn't realise you could still get the quart bottles...

Roll on the "swappa crate"? :-