NOW coming into New Zealand in fairly sizeable quantities is the latest addition to the Piper single engine line, the PA28-151 Cherokee Warrior.
The 150 hp Warrior was introduced about this time last year as Piper's answer to the Cessna 172.
In last month's WINGS agricultural aviation specialist Janic Geelen began the story of the use of heavy aircraft in aerial top-dressing in this country.
In this month's concluding instalment we pick up the story in 1965, and cover the increase in the DC-3 fleet and the gradual demise of the remaining Lodestars
Mount Cook Airlines, New Zealands second domestic air carrier and by far the country's largest privately-owned airline complany, contnues to gro to meet the increasing tourist traffic within New Zealand.
To examine more closely the workings, development and future prospects for the company WINGS correspondent David Bates flew with Mount Cook Airlines over the entire range of its widely varying operations
Anti-Submarine warfare was highlighted last month when the annual four-nation Fincastle Trophy cometition was held in New Zealand waters for the first time.
Anti-submarine flying is a "sensitive" military area and one normally closed to civilians. In this article, especially written for WINGS, the RNZAF;s public relations officer, Flt Lt Ross Ewing, tells of the Fincastle competition and what goes on when maritime aircraft set out to hunt submarines
The winner of last month's Fincastle Trophy was a Hawker Siddeley Nimrod from No. 206 Squadron at Kinloss in Scotland, competing against New Zealand and Australian Orions and a Canadian Argus.
During a short visit to Wellington after the competition the Nimrod, the lastest in British anti-submarine thining, was shown o senior RNZAF and RNZN officers, and WINGS took the opportunity to inspect it and talk to the crew
Aucland, Centerbury and Central Hawkes Bay will compete for New Zealand top Aero Club Trophy, the Wigram Cup at teh RNZAC Pagent at Tauranga on March 1...
The new allocations this month comprise quite a variety of types, including some which are new to New Zealand skies
Aero club rallues, Te Anau airfield closes. steerable reserve parachute, homebuilt's first flight, new glider, Otaki Fly-in; Hutt Fly-in