THE question of what, when, and if, Mount Cook Airline is going to replace its present fleet of BAe (nee HS nee Avro) 748's has been speculated on many times. What has not been quite so clear, until recently is that the utilisation that the airline has achieved out of the aircraft has put it in a unique position.
THE news of the discovery of Airspeed Oxford NZ1332 in a Wanganui shed (see page December-January WINGS) prompted a close scrutiny of a number of wartime logbooks by readers.
On January 1st 1995, gathering at Omarama New Zealand were representatives of 23 countries, a total of 91 entries in three classes of sailplane to compete for the honour of being declared to be World Champion in their class of the 24th World Gliding Championships.
BLUE SKIES, gentle sea breezes, hot sunshine, a perfect swimming beach just off the end of the runway, all the facilities right on the airfield - the Tiger Moth Club struck idyllic conditions for its 1995 fly-in at Pauanui Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, during the weekend of 18-19 February.
RV4 Across The Tasman - John King Talks To John Johanson.
FROM THE PATIO of the late Ted Smith's home, nestled in the Santa Monica mountains, I could see down onto Van Nuys Airport. The normal California haze had been cleared by rain the night before and I could picture in my mind the designer looking down onto his Aerostar production line contemplating the future.
Ryan, Yak, Sopwith And North America.
Mike Alexander was a pioneer in the use of helicopters in aerial work in New Zealand, establishing Alexander Helicopters and becoming synonymous with the introduction of Hiller UH-12Es into New Zealand. Now retired, he is currently compiling a history of the operations of Alexander Helicopters. The Mount Te Aroha incident is but one of many episodes in his flying career.
Additions, Deletions And Changes Of Ownership On The New Zealand Civil Register.
Basic Tube And Canvas - Jim Macdonald In His Homebuild Kea Hawk Zk-Jej. Ross Macpherson Photograph.