Sunday, May 07, 2017

Dual strip flying :-)

Last weekend I had the change to accompany another club pilot and an instructor for some strip flying at D'Urville Island then to Port Gore.

I just observed at D'Urville Island [I've been in there a few times previously] and took the opportunity to get some photos, including of the two other visitors. At Pore Gore we swapped pilots and I got to do some flying, including the trip back to Wellington.

Anyway, here are some photos from to trip through the Marlborough Sounds towards D'Urville Island. A beautiful [actually, perfect] day!

Marlborough Sounds, looking south with Long Island in the centre

Marlborough Sounds

Here are the pictures from D'Urville Island, starting with the initial approach in.

Short final for D'Urville Island airstrip

Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT, operated by Wellington Aero Club

Cessna 172N, ZK-FLT, operated by Wellington Aero Club

And a couple of other visitors.

First up is a Cessna 172D, ZK-BDL. This older aircraft has a 180hp engine in it. Nice! It is based at Paraparaumu Aerodrome.

Cessna 172D, ZK-BDL
Next up is a Cessna A150L, ZK-DPS. This is based at Masterton aerodome.

Cessna A150L, ZK-DPS
Last up is an initial picture of the top of the airstrip at Port Gore. Nice! I have some video, so I hope the next post will have some video of my takeoffs and landings [it might take a couple of days to organise].

Port Gore airstrip

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