Pipers are probably familiar to most pilots, although Robins maybe not so much. The Alpha Aviation aircraft are a continuation of the Robin R2000 series aircraft and until production [in Hamilton, New Zealand] was halted in around 2008, seemed to enjoy moderately successful sales in New Zealand. I'm not sure about overseas.
There are a number of operators of the Alpha Aviation R2120 and R2160 [aerobatic version] aircraft, North Shore Aero Club being a prime example. Anyway, on to the pictures!
First up is a Robin R2160, ZK-RBN, operated by Canterbury Aero Club
|Robin R2160, ZK-RBN, operated by Canterbury Aero Club|
|Roin R2120U, ZK-TZK, operated by North Shore Aero Club|
ZK-VCC is another aerobatic R2160, also operated by Canterbury Aero Club. It seemed to be kept quite busy over the days that I was there.
|Robin R2160, ZK-VCC, operated by Canterbury Aero Club|
Now on to a small selection of the Piper aircraft that were on the field. First up is a Piper PA28-140 Warrior, ZK-DEL, which is operated by Mid Canterbury Aero Club.
|Piper PA28-140, ZK-DEL, operated by Mid Canterbury Aero Club|
Another PA28-140 Warrior is ZK-ECY which is registered to a private owner at an Ohaupo address.
|Piper PA28-140, ZK-ECY|
Lastly we have one of several of the ubiquitous Piper PA38-112 Tomahawks, ZK-EYE, which is operated by Canterbury Aero Club. I haven't flown one of these in several years, but I do have good memories of them!
|Piper PA38-112, ZK-EYE, operated by Canterbury Aero Club|