Is this yet another iteration of AA1B Trainer ZK-DLF which has spent quite a few years since its grounding as a promotional item for the Auckland Aero Club, or something else?
Yes it is Peter, it was turning into a bit of a wreck with the aero club as it was stored outside for quite a while but was purchased by (or possibly donated to) the ATC who have tidied it up quite a bit. Note the backwards main gear so it could fit in the trailer it gets transported around in - the wings are also removable via the old pull and twist method. It still has a complete engine in it too surprisingly.
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 21, 2018 19:50:45 GMT 12
I absolutely loved seeing the Scout, what a great little plane! When it was first unpacked i was a bit indifferent but seeing it all together and in the air it's so cool! A great addition to the scene, that is for sure.
I'm very jealous of everyone who got to see the Bristol fly. First time I saw a model of one I thought it was a Pup, and until a certain project in the UK I'd never cared much for the type. I hope it's not too long until I get to see it in person.
Again, thank you so much for everyone for sharing your photos here (and Dave for yours on Facebook). They very much make up for my not being able to attend.
The first of a few short videos I made on Sunday 18 November. Most are clips of the aircraft trundling past my vantage point. Good ground to air video was difficult with the overcast conditions. Fiddling between a 35mm and a video camera did not improve matters.
Errol you might recognise a familiar hat at 1:39. Are there any other forum members in the panning shot of the crowd?