The Wilga is a pretty aircraft [not!] but it is rather awesome! It's got a big motor [as in the Nanchang from what I unerstand] and doesn't take long to get off the ground. I had the chance to go flying as crew for a banner tow [I let the hook out :-)]... a lot of fun!
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the aircraft and the flying around Whanganui! Thanks Nathan for the ride! First up is the outside view of the aircraft. Beautiful!
|PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35, ZK-PZM|
|PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35, ZK-PZM, overhead panel|
Good to see the recommended towing speed of 115 km/hr [62 knots] is clearly placarded!
|PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35, ZK-PZM, towing speed placard|
The Wilga's panel, with most of the instruments, knobs and dials.
|PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga 35, ZK-PZM, panel|
Next up are two scenic pictures of Whanganui. The Durie Hill War Memorial Tower followed by the Bastia Hill Water Tower.
|Durie Hill War memorial Tower, Whanganui|
|Bastia Hill Water Tower, Whanganui|
* not really any chocolate fish on offer :-(