Post by Peter Lewis on May 11, 2008 15:00:41 GMT 12
That's 98% close, Paul. Actually Gardan Horizon as in GY80. Three were imported by agents Clyde Engineering Ltd., Wellington. One crashed near Mayfield, Canterbury, early in 1999, one was re-exported to Australia after several owners, and ZK-CFT spent 1973 to 1998 at Whangarei with Wright's Sand Co. Ltd. It's currently listed owner is in Hastings, but the aircraft is engineless at Whangarei at this time.
Anyway, that's a diversion from the NZ Aerosales Flying School . . . anyone here have a first-hand involvement with them?
Retirement is something for the young. Once you are old you never seem to have the time.
Post by chinapilot on Jul 11, 2020 11:56:12 GMT 12
Paul Legg started this school as previously mentioned - the Wellington Aero Club were quite concerned at the time as they saw it taking away ‘business’ and considered basing an aircraft there also. Mike Taverner (spl) was an instructor for the school before going to SAFE.
Suspect the photo was the ‘full load’ part of the type rating 😀 and that is Paul in the right hand seat.
Paul started ad hoc instructing on the West Coast as well with the MS880 and GY80 and did quite well. Innovative for the time as they would position to Haast,Fox,Franz,Harihari,Whataroa as well as the main airfields to bring the ‘instruction to the client’, Nash Taurau being one of the instructors. Murray Cresswell was another.
Maintenance was done by East Aviation in Wellington.
Paraparaumu was a busy place in the mid-sixties as Sinclair Flying School was also there.
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2020 13:29:23 GMT 12 by chinapilot: Added Murray Cresswell
The Auckland Flying School (AFS) operated 2 of the GY80's during Oct and Nov 1965 while I was involved in training a CPL candidate (B.Nairn) and a trainee instructor (M.Taverner) for Paul Legg. The primary aircraft was ZK-CFT but ZK-CLK also appears in my logbook. The AFS also supported the NZ Aerosales ops by attending the Airshow at Paraparaumu on 9th Jan 1965 with a number of acft including the Miles M11 Whitney Straight ZK-AXD.