Awesome to watch the old lady go home. Couldn't sleep this morning so woke up went downstairs did a bit of reading then checked Facebook and good old BBC West was doing a live video of the transport to her home. I noted another watcher was from New Plymouth, New Zealand and thoroughly enjoyed the live view of the occasion.
My wife and I took our Morgan 3 Wheeler out there this morning. We had been invited through the Morgan club to be a display vehicle. Unfortunately a clipboard weilding git near the new hangar had other thoughts.After parking in the display area he came and told us to leave as we weren't on his list and to leave the whole area completely.
Despite being asked to attend on this and numerous other occasions Despite being a Warbirds member Despite having an aircraft at Ardmore and being entitled to enter the airfield Despite accomodating Warbirds members at my Whitianga house on 2 occasions for Warbirds events Despite entertaining for free at a Warbirds function at Whitianga and assisting all day, the day after my father died
So I won't be renewing my membership next year and in future when they want something they can get stuffed. I guess unless you win Powerball, don't expect too many thanks from Warbirds.
Might be the same person that asked a resident that lives in a hangar there to prove he lives there and was not going to let him go home!
N757HW Honeywell testbed aircraft is in NZ at the moment testing WiFi to satellite communication equipment. It also has an engine mount just behind the cockpit on the starboard side where they test new engines for business jets.
For all Boeing fans the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to visit New Zealand arrived today at Auckland Airport. Korean Air use the 747-400 during summer season and I guess they are being replaced with the new 747-8 as HL7633 which arrived today is just over a month old since delivery. There be another one (different reg) coming in on Friday. Very quiet aircraft and a bit longer than the old ones. Pic of take off taken from Puhinui Reserve.