A visit to Rotorua Airport today revealed the latest addition to the Volcanic Air Safaris fleet, AS350B2 ZK-IVA2,  busy with monsoon bucket duties on the airport boundary.   This was imported from the US in...

Cessna 172M ZK-LIT

The Cessna 172M Skyhawk II c/n 17265333 came off the Cessna Aircraft Company's production line as N5075H and was shipped out to New Zealand to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd at Ardmore. It was registered to...

Question time # ? resolved.

 Mit got it pretty quick (as usual) . It is indeed the North American F-51D-30-NA ZK-TAF (c/n 122-41369). It is in a special paint scheme as applied by No 3 Sqn RNZAF at Wigram for filming of...


A visit to Taupo on a stunning mid winter day revealed the usual helicopter activity including Lakeview Helicopters' AS350B2 sprayer ZK-HBW3 which has now been repainted in a grey colour scheme with orange accents...

Hastings Dawn Flyin Yesterday 26-7-2020

The Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club held a dawn flyin yesterday morning.  The great weather resulted in around 60 aircraft attending.  The well travelled Jordan Elvy was there along with Simon Hills...

Saturday at Rangiora

Another run out to Rangiora on Saturday the 25th produced the following. A good mix of locals and out of towners.  The Rutherford's Cessna 185 ZK-CGC is a regular down from Leslie Hills.  Robert Paterson's R and B...

ATR72 on the Western Apron

Just a quick couple of photos today with the arrival of an Air New Zealand ATR-72-600, ZK-MVE, to the Western Apron at Wellington today.Rumour has it, the aircraft was transporting people subject to Covid19-related...

Cebu Pacific Launches Unlimited Rebooking Service.

Cebu Pacific made improvements in its policies, aiming to give passengers more flexible booking options and peace of mind amid travel concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The budget carrier's travel fund service...


Finally a move to more settled weather on the Coromandel peninsula has lead to an increase in flying activity including today the Parakai based Tecnam P96 Golf ZK-ECL2. Registered to the West Auckland Airport...

FAA issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive for 737s returning from storage

We’ve covered here how much work goes into keeping stored aircraft in good condition, and for the most part those procedures do the job – even as an unprecedented number of planes have been...

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