27 May 2013

25 years ago - 26 and 27 May 1988 - North Island Road trip - Turangi - Paraparaumu

Cessna 172 ZK-CXN at Turangi
Wanganui Aero Work's Hughes 500C at Taihape
Not going anywhere fast, Douglas DC-3 ZK-APK at Mangaweka
Wanganui Aero Work's Fletcher ZK-CMK at Hunterville
Druine Turbulent ZK-CGK at Paraparaumu
Piper Pa32 Cherokee 6 ZK-DGZ at Paraparaumu - the only photo take on 27 May 1988


  1. Wow, Steve! Love the shot of HLL, the best I've seen in many years. When I was growing up this machine was "the" helicopter. I drooled over the one photo I had of her, I would always cross my fingers for her to be at the airport when Dad and I visited, and I even repainted a diecast 500 - which I still have - to represent her, and I distinctly remember drawing her in my first year of school.

    Thank you so much for posting that. A wonderful find :-)

  2. As a follow-up to my comment above: do you happen to have any other photos of HLL in yellow? I had a handful from various sources but a routine Windows update a few months ago wiped everything. I'd be very grateful to see anything else you or others might have.

  3. That's the only photo I have of HLL sorry