Rob Neil talks to a couple of aviation's ""old"" hands about their ""new"" approach to flight training using a variety of ""borrowed"" (and owned and leased) aircraft of various makes, models and colours to overturn the usually unavoidable, age-old inverted triangle of aviation experience.
New Zealand's first foray into aerial topdressing was not a civilian affair, but a military one using an aircraft built for carrier operations, as Matthew O'Sullivan writes.
As this journal has a 73-year history of supporting the New Zealand aero club movement it was decided to send two journalists to this year's RNZAC annual conference. Mike Feeney and Callum Macpherson report
Editor and mission photographer, Callum Macpherson and boy reporter Mike Feeney recently ventured into the tourist hinterland of New Zealand's North Island to experience hands on, a thriving tourist flight operation and a venerable Canadian floatplane; the majestic DHC-3 ""Otter"", or Dash 3.
Since its introduction, the Triple-7 has embodied the ultimate in virtually every aspect of aviation technology and following the demise of the Concorde, is now arguably the most beautiful airliner in the world - an outstanding combination of brains, brawn and beauty. Photographs and text by Rob Neil.
To become a jet pilot for Air New Zealand is the ultimate career aspiration for many Kiwi aviators. They will have already spent years and a great deal of their own money training for the role by the time they get the long-sought ""yes"" letter - and an invitation into the ultimate aviation training system, Rob Neil talks to Air New Zealand's 777 fleet manager, Dave Allard, about training the Air New Zealand way.
A look at the ""old hand"" training operator, by Mike Feeney.
Additions, deletions, and changes of ownership on the NZ civil register, by Dave Paull.
From the archives and memory of Mike Feeney.