Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wings Over Wairarapa 2011: Post 17 - The real finale!

I'm sure there is an ancient saying that goes something like this: Publish post in haste, repent at leisure? A couple of minutes after posting the final Wings Over Wairarapa post, I realised that there were a couple of aircraft I had missed and wanted to highlight. Here they are, in the real finale!

First up is a Glaser-Dirks GD-400 powered glider, ZK-GVA. Unlike most gliders, this one was able to launch itself, climb to height before hiding the engine away and performing its display. Nice!

The second is Doug Brooker's MXT Technologies MX2, ZK-MXT. Doug always puts on a fantastic display, some of those manoeuvres made me feel a bit odd, just thinking about the forces involved...

Lastly is an Aoraki Mount Cook Skiplanes Cessna 185A, ZK-CBS. There were around 45 C180/ C185 aircraft at Masterton, celebrating 50 years of the type. The aircraft were parked well away from the public area, but I did get a photo of this ski-equipped model. Awesome! More pictures of the C180/ C185 aircraft can be found on the nzcivair blog.

And there it is... the final post :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your posts on the Masterton airshow - I didn't get to attend, and have had to rely on pics for my aircraft fix!