3.7 hours of flying today over 4 flights and I'm still grinning!
- Wellington to Hastings
- Hastings to Waipukurau
- Waipukurau to Masterton for some circuits
- Masterton to Wellington
After this, we heaed to Waipukurau for a snack [ok, it was on the way home anyway] then to Masterton for some circuits and a refuel. After this, we came home. I'm tired, but it was a lot of fun!
One particularly interesting aircraft at Hastings was this Staaken Flitzer Z-21a, ZK-FTZ. If you've never heard of this aircraft then you're not alone. Here's the Wikipedia article for it. It appeared to be beautifully made and with a single seat, I imagine an interesting first few flights!
|Staaken Flitzer Z-21a, ZK-FTZ|
Last up, here's a picture of ZK-MAO in the sunshine in Hastings.
|Nanchang CJ6A, ZK-MAO, operated by Wellington Wardbirds|