The New Allocations for the month of November are dominated by an interesting collection of gliders encompassing both new and used examples imported from Europe. Full Text in Archive | Article Details |
THIS month's Review covers a somewhat longer period than usual, namely seven weeks, and the allocations cover an interesting variety of aircraft, including two new types to the New Zealand register. Looking rust at the helicopters, the Bell 206B JetRanger-II ZK-HKD is a brand-new example, and was assembled in the Air New Zealand hangar at Mangere before being delivered to Whirlwide Helicopters Ltd, Timaru, on December 16. A second JetRanger-H registered HEE was assembled in the following week for delivery to Alpine Helicopters Ltd, Queenstown. Full Text in Archive | Article Details |
THE allocations for October contain an interesting selection of types though none is in fact new to New Zealand skies. Perhaps the most interesting is the Pitts S.IS Special ZK-PAC (see photo) which exhibits the new trend of issuing out-of-sequence registrations. PAC was previously registered N76NZ and as such has been seen around the country since it first flew at Christchurch in February. Pam Collings also took N76NZ to the world acrobatic championships in Kiev, Russia, in July and it has now returned to New Zealand from these. Full Text in Archive | Article Details |
A MOST interesting restoration to the New Zealand register this month is the de Havilland DH 114 Heron IB ZK-BBM returning almost exactly 15 years after it originally departed for Fiji. BBM was originally bought new by NAC being
registered to them on December 19,1952. It was one of four operated by NAC during the period from 1951 to 1960 and carried the fleet name "Matapouri".
The allocations this month are as often happens predominated by the productions of the US lightplane manufacturers and include our first examples of 1975 Cessna and Piper models Full Text in Archive | Article Details |
The allocations for September contain a number of interesting types, though none are new to New Zealand Skies.
The Boeing 737 ZK-NAL is the seventh in the NAC fleet and is second-hand, having been previously registered N985PS and used by Pacific Southwest Airlines of San Diego since 1969. It arrived in Christchurch on September 15, after a delivery flight from the US Full Text in Archive | Article Details |