North Shore Today

A nice day at North Shore Airfield today saw some interesting aircraft out and about, or in hangars.The Smith/Lynch Syndicate Yak 52 ZK-YAX taxied out for a type rating. And there was another Yak parked on the field - the Yak 18T ZK-SSR visiting from Nelson.
Being assembled in the Smith Tech Air hangar was Beagle Pup ZK-PVP, which was registered to J R Faulkner of Wellington on 4/4/11. It is ex G-AXIF and must have been in an air race sometime in its life.
And a nice surprise was when Peter Beck pulled his ERCO Ercoupe 415 ZK-AQX out of the hangar, also for a type rating. It has interesting canopy door mechanism where the canopy doors come up out of the fuselage sides and close together at top centre. This photo shows the canopy open.
While this shows it closed. ZK-AQX has a long and interesting history that was well documented by Flyernzl in his post


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