I had a flight booked this afternoon, but it wasn't looking good when the day dawned with low cloud and a wee bit cool [but by no means "cold"]. After a lazy start to the morning I headed out to the aero club to find, as expected, all aircraft parked up in the hanger. Stink!
Oh well, while waiting for the flight, I did get to see two unusual airline visitors to this side of the airport and a GA [General Aviation] visitor who arrived soon after the weather started clearing up.
The first airline visitor was this Eagle Airways/ Air NZ Beech/ Raytheon 1900D, ZK-EAI. The aircraft parked up outside of Vincent's maintenance base. I'm not 100% sure why it was here, but I later saw it was up on jacks, so perhaps an undercarriage problem?
The second airline visitor was an Air New Zealand Boeing B737-3U3, ZK-SJC. I didn't manage to get a photo as it was mostly hidden inside the the Execujet hanger, so probably undergoing unexpected maintenance of some sort. Can anyway confirm if this is the same aircraft that turned back the other day with a cracked windscreen?
The GA visitor was a Cessna 185C, ZK-CHL, registered to a Dannevirke address. Enjoy the photos and the next post will have the details of my flight.