Monday, February 27, 2012

Flying NZ National championships: A few more and "Gorillas on a Plane"

OK, so were are getting to the end of the "random" aircraft pictures. Here are a few more, then onto the weather, the PM, a very unusual formation and dinner.

Piper PA28-140, ZK-EBM, registered to Canterbury Aero Club
de Havilland DH82A, ZK-ASM, registered to a Bayswater address, including instrument panel. This aircraft was used for the "preflight defect" competition. I think from memory the engineer introduced 28 defects [!] and the winner got something like 24 of those. Amazing!
Hawker Beechcraft G58, N298WA
de Havilland DH84, ZK-AXI, registered to an Albany address. This photo was taken as it taxied in from a flight with some very excited Young Eagles [and a couple of very very happy instructors] on board. Lucky Gorillas [I'm not explaining that comment - you had to be there!]! :-)


Iain said...

The N-reg Baron at North Shore is no more. Runway overrun after RTO on the 29th, the wreck is sitting in the hangar.

Rodney said...

Hi Iain,

Yes, I heard about that. Very very sad. I understand that no one was hurt though, which is the main thing.



Pete said...

Ahhh... good old EBM. I did my first solo in that in Hastings in 1977. It's lucky to still be flying.