Monday, 21 August 2017

Some Ardmore Visitors 21-8-17

Smart looking Cessna 172S VH-AVR msn 172S10397 registered to Westpac Bank Corporation flew from Australia to Norfolk Island via Lord Howe Island on Saturday before continuing onto Kerikeri and Ardmore yesterday. Am not sure if it is an import or just a visitor.

While clicking VH-AVR I looked up to see Cessna 208 Caravan ZK-TTS msn 20800373 operated by Tandem Skydiving (2002) Ltd of Taupo exiting the runway. Earlier I had see PAC 750XL ZK-TTL from the same company parked and assumed wrongly as it turned out that TTS would join it. Instead TTS went elsewhere and was quickly placed inside a hanger.

Some photos of TTL msn 104 parked and departing Ardmore just after 09.05.
Eurocopter EC 130 B4 ZK-IDN msn 4084 operated by North Shore Helicopters Ltd but wearing Helicopter Me titles seen just after arriving at the Airbus ramp at Ardmore.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Fridays shooting.

Whilst pottering about at Christchurch on Friday I shot these two King Airs.
 The Tasman Aviation's Hawker Beechcraft B200GT Super King Air ZK-VMF (c/n BY-57) was enjoying the winter sunshine.
Previous posts on ZK-VMF can be seen HERE
That is the Boeing 737 ZK-PAK in the  distance.
On the roll is the Beech B200C Super King Air ZK-PLK (c/n BL-64) of Skyline Aviation Ltd.
 Click HERE for previous posts on ZK-PLK.


 The Brantly B-2B ZK-INK (c/n 417) was captured by Grayson Ottaway recently at Tauranga.
Above and below in flying mode on 11-08-2017.
 In the two lower shots it was in ground transport mode with its outer rotor blade sections stored in the box on the trailer deck.
 For more details on the rotor blades -  drill your way down through this article :- Here
ZK-INK had an airworthiness date in the States as N2256U. 
It later became N16PL and then N191DL. 
Last known operator was Don Lewellen Construction Co Inc of Gladstone, Missouri.
It US registration was cancelled on 14-03-2005 and it became ZK-INK on 17-06-2005 with Gumboot Airways Ltd of Auckland. 
Ownership moved to IGE Ltd of Wellington on 21-12-2016.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

ZK-PWL at Ardmore 19-8-17

Beech King Air 350 ZK-PWL msn FL-443 which is registered to Cubro Ltd of Tauranga photographed early this afternoon. It arrived into AMZ ex TRG late yesterday. The aircraft ex VH-KJD arrived into the country on 2-7-17 and was placed onto the ZK register on 12-7-17. This is the aircraft's first visit to AMZ.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sparkling Diamond

Captured today outside the Canterbury Aero Club facility by Tony McFarlin was the Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH DA 62 VH-DNU (c/n 62.027) demonstrator from Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd of Bankstown, Sydney. It arrived in Auckland on 20-07-2017 and is touring the country.
This has the Austro E4P-C engine and MT propellers.
It got a good mention previously on the MRC site Here.
And it is equally stunning inside as photographed by Matt Hayes on final for Christchurch's 29 today.
It is heading for Wanaka tomorrow.