Monday, February 28, 2011

Auckland/ Ardmore Visit - Post 2: Auckland Aero Club flight over Auckland City

Sunday afternoon I went out to Auckland Aero Club again. It was good to catch up with a few people, especially Merv the Club Patron. The highlight of the afternoon was to go for a flight in a Cessna 172S, ZK-JRE. This aircraft has Garmin G1000 displays, but apart from that [and the associated extra buttons to push], it flies juts like C172.

I had almost forgotten how nice it was to fly over Auckland city - clear, unobstructed airspace [well, most of the time], and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf all right there. Thanks Jason for making the time to take me up :-)

The photos are of Rangitoto Island, then a couple of pictures of the CBD. Next is a photo of the G1000 screens [sorry, it's not a very good one]. Lastly, is the Slingsby T67B Firefly, ZK-WAE. I flew some hours in this a few years ago, although never got round to having a rating signed off.

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