Bee Gyroplane

CKE recently posted the photo below on Facebook - thanks for that Bruce.  It is of the Bee Gyroplane as I remember it from the mid 1960s when it was demonstrated at Wellington Airport.  I...


CMM has been on the prowl at Wanaka Three Ravens rounded up. Three Robinson R44's. ZK-HQA4 (c/n 1369) as listed with Prosser Heli Ag Ltd of Fairlie is on the left. ZK-HCR2 (c/n 0323) is in the middle. ZK-ICA (c/n...

Auckland International

A visit to a busy Auckland Airport today offered the Air Chathams DC3C ZK-AWP which has recently been repainted in historic NAC Colours as "Skyliner Kaitaia" And not blogged here before the Napier based...

Flying NZ National Championships and International Wings Trophy #3

After all the fun, games and serious competition, we end up at the presentation dinner. This is where we find out if we did as well as we thought. It's also another chance the...

I remember when –

- flying was fun. Here we are outside the Rangitaiki Pub - from memory sometime in 1969. I wonder where they all are now ? I can probably account for the aircraft but alas the people...

Commercial air traffic down 4.3% in February 2020

Global commercial air traffic tracked by Flightradar24 decreased 4.3% in February compared to 2019. The number of commercial passenger and cargo flights tracked by Flightradar24 dropped even as the total number of flights tracked...

Interesting aircraft at Ardmore

A visit to Ardmore today revealed a couple of interesting twins starting with the Guardian 400 special missions demonstrator C-GVKI which is currently on a world tour.   Modified from a standard Viking DHC6-400 this...

Tiger Moth Fly in Ashburton 14th March # 3

A very welcome recent addition to our register is the Thruxton Jackaroo ZK-PHZ.  As you can see it is Tiger Moth based with a widened fuselage able to seat four in slightly staggered side by...

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