28 July 2013

25 years ago - July 1988

Photo of the month was undoubtedly CASA CN235 which was on demo for Mount Cook Airlines. It is seen at Christchurch on 3 July 1988
The previous day, on 2 July 1988 the US Air Force's McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender airborne tanker 70118 was at Christchurch
At the other end of the scale Piper Tripacer ZK-BSG was parked quite close to the fence so it was a matter of a wide angle lens.
Parked nearby on 2 July 1988 were two from the Pacifica/Skeggs stable... In Pacifica scheme was ZK-FQW while N27686 was still awaiting its New Zealand registration ZK-CGS.

Over at Garden City Helicopters were Robinson R22 ZK-HXJ and Squirrel ZK-HZP

The next trip to Christchurch was on a rather gloomy day - the one photo, the Kapiti Aero Club's Mooney ZK-EDL on 23 July 1988
The following day, 24 July 1988, the weather back home in Timaru was better and meant full sun photos of Cessna 172 ZK-EWH and Squirrel ZK-HBH which was just about to lift off.

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