Monday, February 27, 2012

Flying NZ National championships: A place to stay and various aircraft

One of the great things about Flying NZ comps is the opportunity to catch up with other pilots - most of whom you won't have seen for 6 - 12 months. This year I was the only Wellington Aero Club competitor and stayed with the Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club team in Orewa. A lot of fun, but as they say, what goes on tour stays on tour.

Anyway, here are some more photos.

Piper PA28-161, ZK-KAT, registered to North Shore Aero Club
Piper PA38-112, ZK-EQH, registered to Marlborough Aero Club
Panel in ZK-EQH
Cessna 172B, ZK-BZU, registered to an Albany address
Cessna A152, ZK-TAA, registered to Tauranga Aero Club
Cessna 177RG, ZK-DPD, registered to a Tauranga address


Allister said...

Nice pics. That Cessna 172B looks odd. I don't think I've seen such a model before. The gear and fin look unfamiliar compared to a 'normal' one.

Rodney said...

Yeah, it is pretty old. Apparently it also has a fairly heavy Continental engine, which may help to explain why it almost invariably landed on its nose wheel... :-(

Anonymous said...

Its torque link stop had broken. Look closely at extension of oleo in photo.