Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Mitsubishi MU2

This Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, ZK-PSR, arrived and departed Wellington on Saturday. This aircraft is operated as an air ambulance, by Search and Rescue Services Ltd of a Tāupo address.

These are interesting aircraft, but with a chequered history, at least until the FAA began mandating a specific type rating for the aircraft. Lots of details in here One interesting snippet I had forgotten was that the RNZAF acquired four of these aircraft, for use as ground instructional airframes.

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, ZK-PSR, operated by Search and Rescue Services Ltd



[Also, a reminder that as at the date on publishing this - 25 January 2023 - there are only 11 months left to Christmas! 😃]

Sunday, January 22, 2023

It still fits!

I got to strap on the Nanchang CJ6A, ZK-MAO, today and go for a flight. First up some dual circuits, then a few myself. Normal circuits, flap-less, short approaches and a go around and it [almost] feels like it had not been away for a few months.

Fun times!

I might take it for another ride tomorrow. We'll see. 

Finally, at the end of the day, a chance to show a young lad who had been watching rather eagerly through the plane.

Nanchang CJ6A, ZK-MAO, operated by Wellington Aero Club

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Big, beautiful and green

It is back.

No flying for me today, but the Nanchang is in Wellington. I'm hoping to have a currency flight on Sunday afternoon. 👍

I did remember enough to start the engine, taxi and shutdown, so I could go fill the tanks. It's a start!

 Time to restudy the flight manual for tomorrow's currency checkout.

Nanchang CJ6A, ZK-MAO, operated by Wellington Aero Club