Yesterday evening I was invited to go flying... ballast was wanted for a MAUW [Maximum All Up Weight] check in a Piper PA34-100 Seneca, ZK-ROC. This would be my third ride in the twin as ballast. There are clearly a number of people who think I'm good for weighing down an aircraft :-).
Many thanks Rochelle* for inviting my along for the ride.. very enjoyable as always [and congrats on the multi rating!]... maybe one day I should do a rating in this thing myself... maybe.
Later in in the day I took the Club's Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT up for a fly - north to the Hutt Valley, then down the western coastline for a Sinclair Arrival [think Island Bay] and some circuits. All up, a one hour flight in smooth conditions and also great fun. Just a pity the aircraft is not equipped for night flying right now or I would have taken it up for an evening flight also...
Pictures are from the Seneca flight. Enjoy!
|Wellington City, looking West over Evans Bay Marina|
|The old [closed] Mount Crawford Prison at the northern end of the Mirimar Peninsula|
* No, not my sister...!