Friday, December 31, 2010

A trip to Masterton and back

Much like yesterday I was not expecting to get up to anything today. After a lazy start, I got out to the club with the intention of sitting around. Like yesterday, I ended up being offered another ferry flight, this time to take a Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk, ZK-FML, up to Masterton [NZMS].

After confirming that I had a ride back :-) I set off in the bright sunshine to Masterton. It was a quick trip there I got to tie down the aircraft and wait for the club's Cessna 172 [ZK-FLT] to arrive to take me back.

The trip back was fairly uneventful and, as a passenger, it was another good chance to pull out the camera and get a few snaps, and to try out the basic video on my new Android powered phone.

Top to bottom, the photos are the towns of Carterton, Greytown and Featherston [with Lake Wairarapa in the background], then, wait for this mouthful... the Tauherenikau River. The final photo is a visiting Cessna 180, ZK-BDD, registered to a Blenheim address.

The video is from right-base for runway 34 at Wellington, at the end of the flight.

Another awesome day, temporarily detached from the ground :-)


Allister said...

Very cool video. More of those please! What was with the touchdown? Sounded like there were a couple of dozen or so.

Rodney said...

Hi Allister,

OK, we'll see what I can do! The touchdown was fine - what you are hearing is the stall warning which went on and off a bit. That's ok - the aircraft should be reasonably near to the stall as it touches down.