The first is a Cessna 172R, ZK-MED, which is registered to an Auckland address. It's often used by a doctor with CAA medical delegations, hence the registration. I understand the aircraft has a history - previously having been ZK-OUI which had the misfortune to "land" in the sewage ponds at the end of a Thames airfield runway some years back... it has also been upgraded to a 180hp engine.
|Cessna 172R, ZK-MED, registered to an Auckland address|
The second is one of Wellington Aero Club's Piper PA38-112 Tomahawks, ZK-WAC. For the first time in several years, I had a flight in it [dual this time of course]. With the rubbish weather around, it was the perfect day for 30 minutes of simulated instrument flight [fun times... the leans!], followed by some low flying in the local LFZ. Fun times indeed. Unfortunately, there are no photos or video of the flight.
|Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk, ZK-WAC, operated by Wellington Aero Club|