Sunday, July 17, 2011

A new aircraft online, a visitor and a couple of regulars

I had a quick visit to the aero club today, just enough time for 4 photographs.

The first is of a "new" aircraft to the club flightline, Beech C23 Sundowner, ZK-DVB. I am not sure if this will be a permanent or temporary arrangement, but I'm sure it will be popular for type ratings from curious club pilots.

A visitor was an Alpha R2160, ZK-VCA, from Canterbury Aero Club in Christchurch.

The "regulars" referred to in the post title were a couple of Air New Zealand branded aircraft. A Beech/ Raytheon B1900D, ZK-EAO, registered to Eagle Airways Ltd, and Boeing B737-3U3, ZK-SJC, registered to Air New Zealand Ltd.


Allister said...

Is the Sundowner not the one that used to be parked outside (and I therefore assumed was owned by) the Wellington Flight Centre? I notice their apron is currently fenced off (along with the old club apron) for the construction work.

Rodney said...

Yep, that's the one Allister.

The fenced off area is because the airport company has to reinforce and seal the area for the weight of aircraft they expect for the new hanger.

mike said...

Do you have any idea when the new hanger is expected to be completed? Is the image second from bottom a business jet charter as I was looking at locations for business jets.