Monday, April 25, 2011

Miles M38 Messenger

Having nothing much to do today, I was out at the club helping with a bit of painting... just before we finished, a Miles Messenger pulled up which was being parked up for the evening. Unfortunately with weather issues, this is the closest I came to the Classic Fighters 2011 airshow...!

This aircraft, ZK-CMM, is the only one of type on the New Zealand register, although I hear another one might be being rebuilt. Here are three pictures of the aircraft - note the last one is an enlargement of the right hand wing root showing the ram-air generator. Also, no electric start on this one - hand-swinging the prop to the only way to start it.

Final picture is a Piper PA28-180, ZK-FSP, registered to a Rangiora address.

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