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by bonzolab
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 32399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

It's been mentioned on another forum that Air NZ ATR72-600 ZK-MVO (msn 1299) will have a cabin reconfiguration next month to match the rest of the fleet. ZK-MVO was built for another airline and had different seating and some other differences including an antenna behind the nose wheel. Don't know ...

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by bonzolab
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 32399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

28kts wet runway. How is icing a big consideration? A number of operators will limit below that in order to be able to control the aircraft. Icing performance would be a consideration for remote operations given a number of scenarios - en-route decisions, holding, loitering etc. I don' think so. Ze...

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by bonzolab
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 32399

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Fascinating web site - I'll certainly bookmark that one! Thanks. IA big consideration on the ATR is icing and crosswind performance, something that would have been given due consideration for the remote Chatham Islands. The ATR is limited to 15 knots crosswind on a wet runway. While there are a few...

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by bonzolab
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37329

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Proving flights for 600 AR capability are to begin spring 2018. All 600s arriving now have the INS installed giving the required redundancy and accuracy for AR ops. Rest of fleet to be retrofitted in the future. Operations should be to 1500AGL.

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by bonzolab
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 40907

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hi can anyone shed light on the massive delays the Perth Christchurch service has incurred today 24 March? Thanks

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by bonzolab
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 26683

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

I was in Christchurch a few weeks back and went to have a look at their great ATR departure gate area, which was well designed and lit. Does NZ have plans to introduce a sterile zone for ATR flights - It was wonderful to get metres from the aircraft, but seems to be an anomaly these days. The regio...

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by bonzolab
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 27705

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

LamboAston wrote:
SXI899 wrote:
ZK-MVP is due to arrive tomorrow night at around 1930, with the departure of MCA now pushed back by a couple of weeks.


Is MCA going back into service, or staying parked?

Saw it today under going engine runs. Tail is plain black. It's not coming back into service by the looks of things.

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by bonzolab
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18257

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

PA515 wrote:
ZKOAB wrote:
Is MCA retiring this month followed by MCW?

The myairlease.com for sale info had MCA available in Sep 2017 and MCW is still available in Oct 2017, but that may have changed as MCW has been in NSN since 12 Jun and MCA is still in service.

PA515

MCA exits the fleet next week.

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by bonzolab
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20979

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Experienced a missed approach into PMR today on NZ5223 - first time for me. Sadly, after some circling we then had to return to AKL. I've never found the ATR seats particularly comfortable, compared to the jet seats, but close on two and a half hours was an extraordinarily bottom-numbing experience...

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by bonzolab
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 29058

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

It isn't on here, so can you point me to somewhere that I can find a routing? http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZDN_61.1.pdf EDIT: Found it - http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZDN_62.3_62.4.pdf I have definitely seen jets taking off 03 and taking BIDEL2P - EG. Today's NZ674, and the same flight on the 21st Watch...

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by bonzolab
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 29058

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

It isn't on here, so can you point me to somewhere that I can find a routing? http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZDN_61.1.pdf EDIT: Found it - http://www.aip.net.nz/pdf/NZDN_62.3_62.4.pdf I have definitely seen jets taking off 03 and taking BIDEL2P - EG. Today's NZ674, and the same flight on the 21st Watch...

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by bonzolab
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 29058

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Anyone know why there is the takeoff routing over South Dunedin off RW03? I have only seen 3 aircraft do it ever, two JQ, and one NZ A320. Could it be to do with inbound props, or wind changes (planning 21, then last minute change and quick reroute over South Dunedin)? Jets get the BIDEL1R departur...

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by bonzolab
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23941

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

The IVC airbridge went to AKL domestic unsure where the HLZ one went. If there's one place that warrants an airbridge it's IVC.

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by bonzolab
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23941

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

zkeoj wrote:
Hi Guys

is there actually a way to find out in advance whether you are on an ATR 72-500 or -600? Or are they randomly routed through the system?

Cheers
micha


ZQN is 600s only if you happen to be travelling there on an ATR.

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by bonzolab
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 169
Replies: 220
Views: 22800

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 169

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkncj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkncj</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i>At ISA conditions an ATR72-600 needs a runway ...

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by bonzolab
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 166
Replies: 216
Views: 22363

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 166

Was operating in and out of ZQN yesterday and the Saab only operates on the VOR for instrument arrivals and departures.. No RNP capability.

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by bonzolab
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22317

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/taieridrome" class="quote" target="_blank">taieridrome</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i> How late is too late? I ask this ...

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by bonzolab
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156
Replies: 198
Views: 17142

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 156

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sylus" class="quote" target="_blank">Sylus</a> (<a href="#118" class="quote">Reply 118</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Jstar fly RNP <ac...

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by bonzolab
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 148
Replies: 208
Views: 28281

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 148

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZKOJQ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKOJQ</a> (<a href="#186" class="quote">Reply 186</a>):<br/><i>There's was also two other 737s holding over...

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by bonzolab
Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 137
Replies: 208
Views: 20733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 137

There is no special rating for Mt Cook pilots operating into <acronym title="Queenstown - Frankton (ZQN / NZQN), New Zealand">ZQN</acronym>. The only requirement <acronym title="Air Madrid (Spain) AND Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM</acronym> Captains have is to operate into <acronym title="Qu...

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by bonzolab
Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 137
Replies: 208
Views: 20733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 137

Hi, the Thales avionics suite in the ATR600s have all been recently upgraded one by one to the new 'Standard 1' software config. In a nutshell it should have ironed out all software bugs and coding issues with GNSS approaches into the likes of <acronym title="Queenstown - Frankton (ZQN / NZQN), New ...

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by bonzolab
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)
Replies: 8
Views: 4843

RE: Cockpit Video Of Landing In Queenstown, (ZQN)

I think the cloud cover is there to illustrate the point that RNP AR technology is 'the balls'.

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by bonzolab
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 136
Replies: 218
Views: 25605

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 136

Hi all. 8th AT6 MVG (option) has been picked up and scheduled for delivery June 2015. Three AT6s due now in 2015. Cheers

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by bonzolab
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air Unhappy With ATR-72
Replies: 46
Views: 23241

RE: Island Air Unhappy With ATR-72

Forget about 72600s. Lots of issues still to be ironed out with the Thales avionics suite. Be much better off getting some 500 212As. Less flash stuff up the sharp end to causes issues!

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by bonzolab
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 131
Replies: 210
Views: 20310

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 131

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NZ107" class="quote" target="_blank">NZ107</a> (<a href="#182" class="quote">Reply 182</a>):<br/><i>Domestic is not being left out. The third Sh...

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by bonzolab
Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Part 131
Replies: 210
Views: 20310

RE: New Zealand Aviation Part 131

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HLZCPH" class="quote" target="_blank">HLZCPH</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>What's more concerning is that the Chairman ...

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by bonzolab
Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Information On ATR 72-500 Turboprop?
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

RE: More Information On ATR 72-500 Turboprop?

Air NZs 500s have ovens. Years ago a full meal service including alcohol was provided on longer routes at certain times of the day. The newer 600s (4th about to join the fleet shortly) have had the ovens removed. No need for them (apart from heating the crew's own food!)

Cheers

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by bonzolab
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 129
Replies: 218
Views: 24661

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 129

The 1:50 <acronym title="Wellington - International (WLG / NZWN), New Zealand">WLG</acronym> DUD is built with the strong southerly in mind. An average day heading south will be around 1:35 block to block. ATR typical true air speed is 270-280kts. Take 50 knots off that for a good southerly and <acr...

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by bonzolab
Thu May 16, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127
Replies: 212
Views: 17301

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Unclekoru" class="quote" target="_blank">Unclekoru</a> (<a href="#156" class="quote">Reply 156</a>):<br/><i>Thanks for the background. Was it no...

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by bonzolab
Tue May 14, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127
Replies: 212
Views: 17301

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 127

Hi guys, the ATR 500s and 600s both currently fly to RNP 0.3 minima on approaches. The RNP <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> (authorisation required) approaches at airports such as <acronym title="Queenstown - Frankton (ZQN / NZQN), New Zealand">ZQN</acronym> are curren...

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by bonzolab
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 126
Replies: 216
Views: 18306

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 126

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkojq" class="quote" target="_blank">zkojq</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>Also, <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (US...

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by bonzolab
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong Winds At Narita
Replies: 12
Views: 8587

RE: Strong Winds At Narita

What is the XW technique for landing an A380? It looks like kicking it straight and dipping the windward wing down could easily result in a pod scrap!

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by bonzolab
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 124
Replies: 214
Views: 26263

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 124

Hi any info available on today's NZ99?

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by bonzolab
Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Close To Offering 90 Seat Turbo Prop
Replies: 70
Views: 22683

RE: ATR Close To Offering 90 Seat Turbo Prop

If the '92' is to compete on mainline routes it will need to <acronym title="Tashkent - Yuzhny (TAS / UTTT), Uzbekistan">TAS</acronym> 300kt++ and get to the cruise quickly ie better climb performance on hot/icing and heavy weight days. The 72s currently <acronym title="Tashkent - Yuzhny (TAS / UTTT...

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by bonzolab
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122
Replies: 229
Views: 27488

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122

Just watched MVB on finals for RW29 from the backyard. Looks great. Some healthy groundspeed in the Tasman from the flightaware data.

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by bonzolab
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122
Replies: 229
Views: 27488

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PA515" class="quote" target="_blank">PA515</a> (<a href="#163" class="quote">Reply 163</a>):<br/><i>This delivery flight has been contracted out...

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by bonzolab
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122
Replies: 229
Views: 27488

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 122

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/deconz" class="quote" target="_blank">deconz</a> (<a href="#150" class="quote">Reply 150</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Sometime during...

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by bonzolab
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread # 66
Replies: 206
Views: 29249

RE: Australian Aviation Thread # 66

Hi all can anyone tell me why QF121 SYD-ZQN diverted to NZCH on Dec 5th? Cheers

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by bonzolab
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121
Replies: 203
Views: 19294

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121

As logical as one would think Wanaka cannot be used as an ALT on Queenstown for many reasons, no RFS, no ATC, and the main one being it's non-certificated which would require a CAA exemption for each and every flight. Much easier to divert to IVC and the bus is waiting. Good money for the local bus ...

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by bonzolab
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121
Replies: 203
Views: 19294

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121

Hi not sure if this has been mentioned already but AT7s now do AKL-TRG return on Fridays evenings.

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by bonzolab
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121
Replies: 203
Views: 19294

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 121

Indeed the routing is a 6 day journey through Luxor, Muscat, Columbo, Singapore, Bali, Darwin and Brisbane. Here are some more pics, interior looks great! <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=168035&filename=php7bl...

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by bonzolab
Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120
Replies: 204
Views: 24341

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NZ107" class="quote" target="_blank">NZ107</a> (<a href="#182" class="quote">Reply 182</a>):<br/><i>So here it is with its <acronym title="Great...

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by bonzolab
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120
Replies: 204
Views: 24341

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120

ZK-MVA is due in NZ<acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym> by the end of the month, expect to see it out doing crew famils mid November. They will initially be flown on very familiar routes such as DUD, IVC, <acronym title="Wellington - International (WLG / NZWN), New Zealand">WLG</acro...

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by bonzolab
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120
Replies: 204
Views: 24341

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 120

Hi guys, some pics out of the factory of <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-MVA. Cheers <table border="0" width="102" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=168035&filename=phpJO18Od.jpeg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/...

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by bonzolab
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 118
Replies: 214
Views: 27569

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 118

Hi I'm new but having been following these threads for a while. Operated around the North Island today. We passed on the upwind side (west) of the VHZ and volcanic sigmet area, no problem at all. Couldn't see Tongariro quite a lot of cloud about the north island. Will be interesting to see how this ...

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