Saturday, January 29, 2011

Humidity and more flying

After all of the excitement of the last airshow, I'm now back into BAU [Business As Usual] mode.

Pictures today are of an RNZAF C130H Hercules departing Wellington last weekend. Click on the image for a better look and note the visible propeller tip vortices. The humidity must have been up a bit, although that's not surprising with all the rain I suppose. I'm sure one of my instructor friends will provide a more detailed explanation in a comment!

Today I got to go flying. The weather was a bit variable, but plenty good enough. I took the Club's Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT out to the Southern Wairarapa area [Palliser Bay], for a couple of turns, some simulated FLWOP [Forced Landings With Out Power], and a little bit of low flying. It was really quite lumpy much above 1500 feet, but other than that quite OK.

Seen today parked up outside the aero club was this Evektor Aertechnik Sportstar Plus, ZK-MAC. This aircraft is a class 2 microlight and is registered to Nelson Pilot Training.


Jamie said...

Great post, thanks for sharing, happy i found this. Awesome you got to fly those planes?

Rodney said...

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for visiting. Unfortunately I do not fly either of these aircraft.