18 December 2019

NZ's Southern Most Air Service - Part 2 - WK172 back to Invercargill

Part 2 of my Stewart Island Flights adventure

Koru Club Stewart Island Flights style... After checking in I was told "we will pick you up from the pub"

My ride back to Invercargill was in BN Islander ZK-FXE

Jo Leask who has been handling the Stewart Island flights for years - that means, manning the depot, driving the shuttle van, doing control tower duties from the van at the airstrip

So did you notice this about FXE?

Ready to roll on 04 at Ryan's Creek

Oban and Halfmoon Bay

Horseshoe Bay

Foveaux Strait traffic, the Gottfried Schulte with Bluff Hill in the distance

Bluff Hill, the port and smelter

Oreti Beach

New River Estuary

Finals 04 Invercargill... a bit more runway than Ryan's Creek and more than an Islander needs... I guess that;s why Stewart Island Flights don't operate Airbuses there

My ride home

And a big thanks to Cameron Pringle, the pilot on both flights! What an awesome day. Great to meet you Cameron and thanks for all your help

1 comment:

  1. Think all airlines need a pick up from the pub option! Would go down very well!