An Airtourer at Kaipara Flats Today 17-5-2020

It must have been a very long time since an Airtourer has landed at Kaipara Flats airfield. But today the Northern Aviators Club held a Lockdown Freedom Afternoon Tea at NZKF this afternoon and Tony...

Wairau Valley, Dip Flat, Omaka and Wellington

I start a new job next Monday, so this week is all about trying to get some flying in! Yesterday I went for a jaunt with Ger, from Wellington across towards Omaka, passing through...

The impact of the CARES Act on US domestic aviation

Flightradar24 note: With Flightradar24 data, ICF examined flights in the United States to see how airline networks and routes have been impacted and what characteristics, if any, the busiest and most impacted routes share. Flight...

Black Sands at Te Kowhai – New Vans Aircraft

Back in the day I always looked forwards to Black Sands as there usually were new Vans aircraft attending.  In recent years Black Sands has had a bad run with the weather but the...

Remembering when.

Three more photos from Graeme Stratton. The Piper PA-28-235B Cherokee ZK-DFB (c/n 28-10917) was damaged at the North Arm Strip on 6-12-1981. Here we see it being recovered by John Funnell in the Helicopters (NZ) Ltd's...

Bumping along: charting October’s flight activity

October continued August and September’s trend of near flat global commercial flight traffic growth with traffic still slightly more than 40% below last year’s levels. Total flight traffic continues to follow seasonal trends, though...

Cessna 152 ZK-MDS at Tauranga Today 1–8-2020

Warwick Hamilton captured the Cessna 152 ZK-MDS climbing out from Tauranga today: It has been listed to Aerohire Ltd of Whakatane since 7/12/11.  It has not been posted on the blog since 2009 and...

Southern visitors at NZRT on Sunday.

Some visitors from down South popped into Rangiora on Sunday after a night at Motueka. ZK-DDE2 (c/n 1479) is the Tecnam Eaglet U/L as listed with Bill Hopcroft of Balfour since April 2014. We got two...

Homegrown Two Seat Homebuilt Aircraft of New Zealand – Grimmer Skylux

The second of three of our Homegrown Two Seat Homebuilt aircraft to be registered in late 2012:Gavin Grimmer of Hastings had previously built his Maranda AMF-S14 DIXW ZK-JGR which he registered in March 1996,...

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