Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 27, 2015 10:04:21 GMT 12
It's 100 years ago today since William Rhodes-Moorehouse VC passed away following his brave flight in exceedingly difficult circumstances to get back to his base and make his report after being shot up. He was British but of New Zealand descent.
I've just noticed that the photos on the TVAL posting are of the reproduction BE2c-1L ZK-CBE, and not "The Vintage Aviator commemorated the first air VC, and the New Zealand link by flying the world’s only original Be2 aircraft with pilot Gene DeMarco at the controls." i.e. ZK-BFR.
The flight of ZK-CBE was late on Saturday afternoon along with the Cessna 180. ZK-BFR did fly on Saturday afternoon with a passenger.
Saturday was the near perfect day with a variety of types been flown and various formations out doing Anzac Flights. The Rolls Royce and Bentley lads came and ZK-SBY came out of the Museum hangar. The other was at the back of the storage (Air Services) hangar.
So what has now happened with the fleet is that all the new reproduction aircraft are now in the museum hangar, well not quite but certainly a tribute to everyone that has made it happen.
It's been a pretty busy summer for the staff at TVAL.