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Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:28 pm
by Scribe
Went for a half hour flight in the Coromandel Club plane today up past Papa Aroha to Fletchers bay and return. You really have to see the country from a mountain or the air to really appreciate it.
The aircraft is an amazing little two seater Called a Technam. Italian built and quite sporty is the high wing model I flew today. Other than the facts I have forgotten, it has a 100 horse under the bonnet, does about 120 knots, has a stick not a yoke, and costs about 130 dollars an hour to hire. So much was going on I already forgot most of it. Will get some photos next time out.
I like flying because you can pick up most of the gossip of what happened around the country after a few minutes at the Aero Club, I have missed that. Also with the right sort of aircraft (Piper Cub) there is an amazing number of strips on private and public land that give access to great hunting. Its not a helicopter I know but they are so bloody expensive to buy and run.
So if there is anyone out there who can add to my limited knowledge of STOL aircraft for sale or airstrips in the mountains on public or private land please do let us know.

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 pm
by Packhorse
Up for a adventure are you ‘Scribe’..


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Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 pm
by Scribe
Packhorse wrote:Up for a adventure are you ‘Scribe’..


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Yeah I guess so. But I still pray for clear skies and no cross wind across the strip. What I cant figure out is what to do with my left hand. I fly the Tecnam at the moment from the right hand seat and I am used to the yoke in my right hand and a hand full of collective and throttle in my left now I have got a hand doing damn all.

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:31 am
by Scribe
This is the little Tecnam that I have been flying touch and goes out of the Whitianga strip. First impression is its so light that it bounces around a lot but it sure feels like it wants to fly.
https://www.tecnam.com/aircraft/p92-echo-light/

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:16 pm
by Chop3r
My cussion runs a 180 out of the Coromandel strip. He goes by the name of Bill Innis. You should wonder over for a yarn, he lives on the northern side of the strip

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:44 pm
by Scribe
Chop3r wrote:My cussion runs a 180 out of the Coromandel strip. He goes by the name of Bill Innis. You should wonder over for a yarn, he lives on the northern side of the strip


Hi 'Chop' I do know Bill. Billy Big Balls as he is known in some circles. He and I went flying a few years back in the 180. Flew down to have a look at a few mountain strips around the place. Ruahine Corner for one and then we landed at Boyd's strip and flew back to Whitianga. I havn't seen Bill to talk to for quite a while. Not since I moved up to Coromandel Town anyway. I have seen Bill a couple of times out fishing he was on one of the Mussel Farm boats. Time to look him up.

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:40 pm
by Scribe
Heading to Mossburn Tuesday morning for a bit of training on this little girl. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/aircra ... b613dc-003

Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:24 pm
by Frogfeatures
Nice country down Mossburn, watch out for the wind turbines on the hill !

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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:26 pm
by Packhorse
Wonder if ‘Scribe’ went down...but snowy down isn’t it..?


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Re: Aero Clubs, Planes and Other Transport.

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:58 pm
by Frogfeatures
Mossburns a bit lower than Centre Hill, so probably ok at the moment.
I’ve seen 4-5” of snow in the main street, when it gets really cold.
Nice little town.