Black Sands at Te Kowhai – Super Cub ZK-BOX

Among the many arrivals at Te Kowhai on Saturday was this nice looking Cub which could have come straight out of the box: PA 18A-150 Super Cub ZK-BOX (c/n 18-6243) was first registered in New...

Black Sands at Te Kowhai – Other First Time Aircraft

I have not been to every Black Sands flyin but I have had a stab at the sport aircraft that I reckon were attending their first Black Sands: Scott Montagu in the Corby Kestrel ZK-SJM...

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...

Black Sands at Te Kowhai – Some Local Aircraft

There was a big selection of aircraft at Te Kowhai yesterday, so I thought I would do several posts on different categories, and for the first here are some of the local aircraft that...

A Flight Down to Black Sands at Te Kowhai Today 14-11-2020

With my Jodel D 9 ZK-KMM all up to date with maintenance and topped up with oil and Avgas, it was a perfect day to fly down to Te Kowhai today for the Black...


A quick visit to Hamilton Airport today offered the latest 750XL off the PAC production line,  ZK-EPK c/n 224 And over at Aero Maintenance the Reims Cessna F406 ZK-XLF which was all white...

Cessna A185F VH-AIA arrive at Christchurch

 The Cessna A185F Skywagon VH-AIA3 c/n 18502289 arrived into Christchurch International mid afternoon yesterday from Lord Howe Island. A 1973 model originally built as N3395S which was listed in Australia on 16-01-1989. I believe it is...

Aviat Husky ZK-USK

The Kapiti Districts Aero Club (Inc's) Aviat A-1C-180 Husky ZK-USK flew from Paraparaumu for the first time in NZ today 13-11-2020. Photo above taken today by Paul Harrison at Paraparaumu just after its first flight.   Aviat...

Avid Heavy Hauler ZK-SMH at Paraparaumu 12-11-2020

Tim Gorman was on hand at Paraparaumu yesterday when the Avid Heavy Hauler ZK-SMH passed through on it way to its new home at Hawera: Ownership of ZK-SMH transferred to P D Jennings of Hawera...

Hiller UH-12 ZK-HBS

 This really nice photograph of the Hiller UH12E ZK-HBS (c/n 2301) was recently sent to me by Damian Byrne and shows it at work near Makarora. ************************* Below is a copy of a blog post I...

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