Saturday, March 10, 2012

Flight to D'Urville Island - post 1

Today was supposed to be a quiet day, with a visit to the aero club and not a lot more.

As it turned out, the Club trip to D'Urville Island was on, and there happened to be a spare instructor and Piper PA38-112 Tomahawk, ZK-ESG!

I had not flown a PA38 since late October last year, but why let that stop me... after all, it was going to be dual. To save on the "boredom" of the trip, we threw in 30 minutes of simulated i/f [instrument flight]. The last time I did any of this was 1 June 2008 [!], so all things considered, it went better than expected.

Club aircraft taken were ZK-ESG, plus Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT, another Piper PA38, ZK-WAC and Piper PA28-161, ZK-MBG.

Enjoy the photos and more details in the next post!


Andrew said...

Thanks for the trip report, Rodney. D'Urville is certainly a place I'd like to get over to at some point.

Golly, that does look like a very narrow strip!!


Rodney said...

Hi Andrew,

Yeah it is narrow, but a great place to visit. Hopefully I'll get back there every now and then. It would be a great place to spend a few days.