Post by kiwichappers on Oct 9, 2013 2:43:19 GMT 12
After a time in the wilderness a Kiwi subject is back on my modelling bench
I am building ZK - GAU a Slingsby T-31 glider restored a few years ago by the Norfolk Aviation Sports Club and flown at the Matamata vintage gliding meet in 2007. During the meet it was towed by ZK-AIA which I modelled some time ago.
I need some help to orient and locate the 'Kiwi' roundels on the top of the wing and would be interested in either pictures or information that would assist.
I did some aerial photos of ZK-GAU being towed by Tiger Moth ZK-BFF at Matamata in 2007. I was in Tigermoth ZK-AIA for the exercise. Photos were in my online site, but will try to find the originals if I can. Did you get the model completed? Pam Gore.
I did my gliding course back in 1970 in one of those. Achieved my 3 solo flights to gain my glider 'wing'. All courtesy of the ATC. The one I soloed in was XN250 of 623 GS at tangmere , West Susssex UK about a year before the station fully closed.
I have made a 1/72nd resin kit of it in the silver /dayglo scheme of the time.
Post by planewriting on Apr 19, 2019 7:49:46 GMT 12
ZK-GAU has been withdrawn from use and cancelled from the register. She is now prominently suspended from the ceiling of the main Classic Flyers hangar at Tauranga Airport. The significance is that ZK-GAU was the Tauranga Gliding Club's original glider (constructor's number TGC/1) and was built by club members between 1954 and 1956. Three of the builders were present at the celebration at the Tauranga Gliding Club on 16 December 2018 to mark her return to retire in her home town.