Saturday, April 07, 2018

A flying doctor's aircraft and a bit of trauma[hawk]!

Photos of today's aircraft were both taken inside the Wellington Aero Club hanger, so are not quite as nice as others.

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


Hindsfeet said...

Hey my friend, so I'm reading your posts with even more interest these days as I have begun working at a small airport here where I live :. ) It's like learning a new language all around, I've felt a little out of my depth at times but it's so much fun and the folks are great 🙂 Part of my "total immersion" is having to learn about the aircraft that we house and that come in, so your blog had a 101 element for me now! 😊 Thanks for the fun pics and wish me luck!

Rodney said...

Hello again and thank you for your very kind comments. Enjoy your new work at the airport! It can be a new language, but I'm sure you'll be on top of it in no time at all. All the best for the job!