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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Correction + 14th November

A correction to yesterdays post - DC3 ZK-AMY in fact departed Woodbourne on track north heading to Palmerston North for servicing at Fieldair.

Friday 14-Nov-2008
A busy day for Life Flight Trust today with ZK-LFT in Woodbourne during the early part of the morning and ZK-NSS at Nelson in the later part of the morning. LFT operated to and from Wellington as LFT01 while NSS operated to and from Auckland as LFT02.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

more from 12 November + 13th

More Wednesday 12-Nov-2008
Two of this mornings movements were also noted during the afternoon, making for a busy day of medical transfers.

Flight Corp Piper PA-34-200T ZK-TSD arrived back into Woodbourne from Nelson as FCP06 before heading for home later in the afternoon.
TSD is noted as having operated NS-WN-WB-NS-WB-NS

New Zealand Flying Doctors Cessna 441 ZK-NFD was spotted heading to Nelson from Christchurch.
NFD is noted as having operated CH-WB-CH-NS-CH

Also noted flying out of Woodbourne was RNZAF Orion NZ4203 which departed for parts north, assumed to be its home at Whenuapai.

Noted tracking down the Marlborough coast from Wellington to Christchurch was Cessna Citation Mustang ZK-MUS

Thursday 13-Nov-2008
Departing Woodbourne at lunchtime was Southern DC3 Trust DC3 ZK-AMY on return to her home base in Canterbury.

Codes used:
CH: Christchurch
NS: Nelson
WB: Woodbourne
WN: Wellington

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

11-12 November

Tuesday 11-Nov-2008
First up this morning was a single diversion into Woodbourne due to fog in Christchurch. An Air Nelson Q300 operating NZ8479 NPE-CHC diverted to Woodbourne. It departed later in the morning to Christchurch as NZ8961.

CGE12 a Cessna 172R once again operated a training flight in the Woodbourne zone operating MK-WB-MK. It was noticed making approaches to Wodbourne, carrying out missed approaches and holding at the Woodbourne hold point.

A singe noteable RNZAF arrival into Woodbourne today was P3B Orion believed to be NZ4203. This is the first noted Orion arrival in a long time.

Also noted in the area was Piper Malibu N9099Z operating from its Nelson base to New Plymouth.

Wednesday 12-Nov-2008
A few medical flights into Woodbourne today with the first being Garden City Helicopters/New Zealand Flying Doctors Cessna 441 ZK-NFD operating CHC-BHE-CHC.

Then arriving shortly before luchtime was Flight Corp Piper PA-34-200T ZK-TSD which arrived from Wellington as FCP06. TSD was noted operating the following routing NSN-WLG-BHE-NSN

Also arriving shortly before lunch were two RNZAF UH-1H Iroquoi

The star of the day was Southern DC3 Trust DC3C-S1C3G ZK-AMY 'Lady Jane' on her South Island, Legend of the Skies - Heartland Tour. She arrived during the morning and then operated several sight seeing flights during the day from Woodbourne.

Codes Used:
BHE/WB: Woodbourne
CHC: Christchurch
MK: Motueka
NPE: Napier
NSN: Nelson
WLG: Wellington

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November already!

Wow its November already where has the year gone? Congratulations to New Zealanders for getting out and voting yesterday, and to the parties that will form the next government. Lets hope they can sort out the mess with the "sale" of the Skyhawk fleet, and the purchase of the new fleets for the Air Force.

Wednesday 05-Nov-08
Arriving from Hastings was Cessna Citation Mustang N2243W - it later departed to Auckland

Friday 07-Nov-08
Noted during the morning was Life Flight Trust Metroliner ZK-LFT operating WN-WB-WN as LFT01

Also operating from WN was Vincent Aviation Beech 1900D ZK-VAB which was noted making the approach to WB then continuing up the Wairau Valley for Training flights.

Another aircraft on training was a Cessna 172R of Nelson Aviation College, this was noted operating MK-WB and then in and around the WB and OM circuts and the WB control zone.

Also noted flying in the area was Piper PA-46-310P Malibu ZK-MBU operating NS-TG.

Codes used in this post:
MK - Motuaka
NS - Nelson
OM - Omaka
TG - Tauranga
WB - Woodbourne
WN - Wellington

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