Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 20, 2007 12:58:00 GMT 12
What happened to the Rhonlerche glider that the RNZAF Museum had in 1991, which they restored to wartime colours to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Air Training Corp? It was in a special temporary display that year.
Is it still held by the Museum or did it move on?
I have seen photos of other ATC gliders in RNZAF markings too, some with modern kiwi roundels. There's at least one in this clip
How many gliders have served with the ATC in RNZAF colours?
Cool video. I started gliding in a Rhonlerche GKE, which was in blue and white ATC colours with the old ATCANZ Air Cadet roundel. Unsure what happened to it, maybe it is the one in the museum. I don't know any that wore RNZAF colours but I'm talking 1987 onwards, so there must have ben some before that. The ATC became independant from the RNZAF in 1971, so it is likely that RNZAF insignia may have been removed after that time.
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Post by kiwichappers on Nov 20, 2007 22:33:25 GMT 12
ZK-GAU is owned by Kevin Wiznewski from Taranaki and I am currently researching it and ZK-GAL as modelling projects. It appears to have been flying for a while as I first came across it on a Taranaki Daily News calender my father sent to me earlier this year.
The colour scheme seems very close to that used by the RAF ATC flights and may be styled on this rather than a RNZAF scheme. I will ask Kevin about the the derevation of the colour scheme and also the wayward roundels in my next lot of correspondence and keep you posted.
That is a very interesting list of historical gliders , thanks Joe . Should I feel old that my first ever solo aircraft is on the list , and the tug was a Tiger Moth ? ( that was of course before the tiger was up graded to the better performing Piper cub ) :-)
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Thought I'd bump this thread. Some information is no longer available. Does any one have an up to date info on what the ATC use these days as far as gliders and where their camps are held etc. Just interested in finding out. Cheers Damon
They generally use other clubs gliders we host ATC weekends at the Auckland Gliding Club on a regular basis and they use our 2 seaters, I think there has also been a recent weekend camp at the Whangarei Club at Puhipuhi
When I was ASF at Ohakea about 1971/72 there was an ATC glider bought into the hangar for a couple of days to have some work done (or perhaps for it's initial assembly?) I'm not great on glider recognition but it was a two seat, all metal, with, I think, swept forward wings. From memory it had standard kwiw roundels and the title Air Training Corps painted on the fuselage
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Are some of the old ATC gliders still about, even airworthy? The other day I saw a short doc. called 'Skylarks and Simon's Hill' as additional footage at the end of a DVD. About the Canterbury Gliding Club having summer camps in South Canterbury. Some footage of the Weihe and tow plane Tiger Moths. Great stuff. Does the Air Force Museum have a glider or two?