Ross Macpherson And John King
Is the Minimum good enough? - FDR's and CVRS in air transport operations
An end to Teetering? DESPITE PUBLIC perception, the Robinson R22 is widely regarded within the industry as an ideal training helicopter. Being light and simple, it's cheaper to purchase and run than almost anything else, and its control response and need for careful flying mean that a pilot trained on the R22 normally has no trouble converting to a larger or different helicopter.
IT's a small village of some 3000 souls, clustered around a small port that draws its sustenance from regular berthings of rail and road ferries spanning the watery distance between the North and South Islands. Without the stream of vehicles coming and going, Picton would likely be a sleepy Marlborough Sounds fishing village - its blend of maritime and tranquil bush one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.From the north, access to the Marlborough Sounds is restricted -for the majority of travellers - to three hours afloat across Cook Strait and via the sheltered waters of Queen Charlotte Sound to a berth at Picton. However aviation was invented to improve on this, both in terms of speed and comfort.
Impressions of the new Saab 2000. LAST MONTH a Saab 2000 operated by Air Marshall Islands made a flying visit to New Zealand and demonstrated its capabilities to Air New Zealand, Air Nelson and Mount Cook Airlines. For those readers who may not be sure of where the Marshall Islands are situated, they are a group of coral atolls 7-8 deg north of the equator, and a watch set to NZST reads exactly the same time in Majuro, capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Tarawa Sequel, Hawker Classics
THREE years to the day after the RNZAF's three F-27's made their final formation flight over Christchurch, NZ2782 took to the air again from Wigram. While its ancestry was still plainly visible in the dark blue cheatline, the tail was now blue with a white stripe, Laoag International Airlines script ran along the forward fuselage and the serial numbers had become RP-05888. After a long and sometimes fraught process, the Air Force has sold the aircraft to the Philippines, and they are about to commence scheduled services in that country.
Additions, Deletions And Changes Of Ownership On The New Zealand Civil Register.
Dockside Scene - Preparing For The Morning Run. Float Air Piction Beaver Ccy. Ross Macpherson Photograph.