Indulged in a quick trip back to the South Island yesterday albeit for just on 1 hour on the ground!!!
|Kiwi Regional's Saab 340 ZK-KRA arriving at Hamilton on 30 October 2015|
|Sorry for the spoiler alert photo showing the boarding pass as found very novel and most Kiwi appropriate. Would have loved to keep it as a memento?|
|On the ground at Nelson... No sign of the Ferguson Tractor!!!|
|Also flying into Nelson was Sounds Air's Cessna 208 Caravan ZK-SAN|
Am pleased to report that these flights were well patronised and a friend of mine flying Kiwi from the Waikato to Nelson next Friday understands his flight only has a few seats available.
|The Nelson to Wellington ride... Originair ZK-JSH at Nelson|
|My first ride in a Bandeirante was in 1982 too! - 22 November 1982... and I flew from Auckland (above) to Hamilton (below) in ZK-ERU|
|I didn't get to fly in Mitsubishi Mu2 ZK-EON - photo taken at Tauranga on 25 November 1982...|
|...but I did get to fly Hokitika-Greymouth-Hokitika in Mitsubishi Mu2G N167MA which became Air Central's ZK-EKZ. Photo take at Hokitika in December 1980|
|Sunflower Airlines' De Havilland Heron DQ-FDY at Nadi on 16 February 1987|
|Air Pacific DHC Twin Otter DQ-FDK at Nausori on 12 February 1987|
|Air Pacific ATR 42 at Suva on 13 February 1987|