Sunday, 23 April 2017

Loburn Abbey Spitfires

There were four Supermarine Aircraft Spitfire replica Mk26's on field on Saturday.
 The Mk26B ZK-CGV2 (c/n 52) is Ivan Campbell's aircraft and wears the markings "CG" and RM787 as used by Colin Gray during WWII. 
It has been covered before Here   and Here.
 Above we see the UK registered, 170hp, flat eight cylinder, direct drive Jabiru powered G-CENI (c/n PFA 324-14102) taxying back with Loburn Abbey beyond.
This was first registered in the UK on 24-04-2007. It arrived at Loburn in March this year.
The Chev V8 powered Mk26 ZK-SPT (c/n 070) is Richmond Harding's aircraft, down from Wanganui.
 Now two views of Ivan Campbell's MK26B ZK-MEB (c/n 72). 

Loburn Abbey Mustangs

As mentioned earlier there were six completed Titan T51 Mustangs in the line up at Loburn Abbey on Saturday.
ZK-DGM2 (c/n M05XXXSOHK0068) is "Linda Lovelace" of Kerry and Lynda Millar. 
This first flew on 23-11-2007.
"Mustang Thirty Three" and "Helles Belle" on port side, with "Smoke and Mirrors" on the Starboard side is ZK-MLE (c/n 166) as listed to Ivan Campbell on 28-11-2016.
ZK-MSY (c/n 0035) "Loburn Lady" first flew on 25-03-2006 having been registered to Campbell Aviation Company Ltd on 02-03-2006.
"Isobel" is ZK-TVG (c/n 0058) which first flew in September 2008 for Geoff Pascoe and Vaughan Peters of the TVG Syndicate of Tauranga. 
Ownership changed to Gary Marsh of Inglewood on 20-02-2015.
Above is the relatively unadorned John Richards T51 Mustang ZK-WUH (c/n 0059).
ZK-WWM (c/n M0491250HK0038) "Mis'Stress" is Bill McWilliam's of Masterton.

Mustangs five formation.

Of the six Titan T51 Mustangs on field at Loburn Abbey on Saturday - five of them carried out a mass flypast.
This would be a first time in NZ for five Titans to be together.
Also the first time the five pilots have flown formation together.
 Above we see Bill a little out to the right.
If you look carefully you will see he is dodging the Moon.
On a reverse heading beyond a Spitfire.

Loburn Abbey Fly-in yesterday

Thanks to Ivan Campbell and his team a  very successful fly-in was held at his Loburn Abbey property yesterday.
Titan T51 Mustangs 'Six'.

Australis Premium Cirrus N438NZ

Magnaman was at Ardmore yesterday 22-04-2017 and snapped the Cirrus N438NZ.
 Cirrus N438NZ (c/n 4438) gained its US certification and Airworthiness cert on 23-01-2017 being registered to Avcorp US Registrations LLC of Wilmington, Delaware the same day.
Check HERE for delivery details to NZ (Thanks to the MRC blog site).
It is being actively demonstrated around NZ.