Anyway, I did the flight down to Kaikoura and Lawrence flew back. The departure from Wellington was a little different, with takeoff on runway 34 into the right-hand circuit, followed by a clearance to "fly overhead the aerodrome at 1500', then the Sinclair sector at 1500' and below". An easy way to get us out of the way and a quick way for us to be on our way. Awesome!
Anyway, the flights down and back were fairly uneventful and I did enjoy doing a couple of extra circuits at Kaikoura when we arrived. I think you'll agree from the photos that it's a beautiful part of the country!
|Scenery from on NZKI airfield|
|Cessana 172N, ZK-FLT, operated by Wellington Aero Club|
|Lined up and ready to go|
|Turning crosswind [after takeoff]|
|Turning left base in the circuit|
|On approach to NZKI|
|Kaikoura township and peninsula|
Finally, pictures of a couple of local resident aircraft.
|Bell 206B, ZK-HBO, operated by South Pacific Helicopters|
|Gippsland GA8, ZK-KBZ, operated by Wings over Whales|