Pauanui Ponderings

The inclement weather this summer across the North Island has been dappled with the odd fine day but far from ideal for a beach holiday, however like many Kiwi's you have to make the most of the time available.  The last few days for the author have been spent on the Coromandel and the proximity to Pauanui Beach Airport to our accommodation made for numerous, quick visits and the following are those snapped, mostly on the nicest day weatherwise, Friday 06 January. 

Europa ZK-CHV made a very brief visit.

Pioneer 300 ZK-CJO is a local Pauanui resident.

Cessna 172N ZK-DEX is registered to a Bay of Plenty owner and made a brief visit on Friday (ex ZK-ELG).

Beech A36 ZK-DPT also from the Bay area.

Wearing a new scheme since I last saw it, Cessna 172M ZK-DRT spent a few days at Pauanui under cover so it was great to get it on the move.

Palmerston North based Beech F33A ZK-EDS arrived and replaced the owners other aircraft that was on location earlier in the week, Yak 52TW ZK-YTW.

Ardmore Flying School's Cessna 172N ZK-EOX made several visits from its temporary base, Slipper Island.

Grumman AA5A ZK-ERJ departed 03 January.

Nanchang ZK-FRU was a frequent sight with it spending lots of time in the air.

Tecnam 2002 Sierra ZK-JNG spent a couple of days at Pauanui, registered to the Hauraki Aero Club, Thames.

Tecnam P96 ZK-KER was also a frequent sight at Pauanui.

Pioneer 200 ZK-MSG was present for a couple of hours 06 January and recently underwent an identity change from ZK-DJC.

Mooney M20C ZK-MWP spent a few days parked at the western end of the field.

A visitor from Matamata, Tecnam P92 Super Echo ZK-PFL.

B&F Technic Polaris ZK-RFD made a brief visit 06 January.

Tecnam P92 Super Echo ZK-RWD also paid a brief visit 06 January, ex ZK-KMA.

TL-3000 Sirius ZK-SPR spent a couple of days in the region, visiting from North Shore.

Above and below, Yak 52 ZK-YKA was busy with commercial operations from Pauanui with 


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