Just got off the phone with Bill he is still on cloud 9 and who can blame him following such a significant day. He is really pleased with the handful of photos sent so far which from my point of view is great. We have decided to use this shot as the signature photo for the time being as Bill is getting lots of emails plone calls etc and said "It seems things have gone a bit viral" so we hope you enjoy the photo. 10 years of had work and a result such as this is amazing. This photo was taken towards the end of first flight, an amazing place to be. Cheers Gavin
Oh boy, that's incredible. Great pics all around, thanks guys.
...The engines have been tested and two top aerobatic pilots, Cathay Pacific captain Dave Phillips and former Royal Air Force Red Arrows team member Sean Perrett, now with the New Zealand Air Force, are lined up for the first flights, with Mr Reid going along as co-pilot...
And yes, Mr Langston did a great job. Well done TV3!
Indeed. When the rousing martial music started off, I thought "oh, here we go..." but the rest of the report was very good overall. And a good tribute to Bill and Robyn with their moment in the limelight. Well deserved, and a great event.
Now there's some other British W.W.II twin to also get going in NZ, isn't there?
Although I have had nothing to do with the project, I have to admit to have been quite excited by it living at work for the last two months and awaiting its first flight. I went and looked at it each night I went to work to figure out what else had been done during the day and to try and work out how soon it would fly. I even got to talk to Bill about it - and Robyn by phone and am quite in awe of what they have done. They are both such nice people as well.
Its still at work dripping oil into drip trays and looking quite out of place next to the ATR undergoing a C-check.
Thanks for the nice comments about my photos, guys.
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