17 May 2014

Air Chats on Thursday

All Air Chathams mainline fleet was in Auckland on Thursday afternoon with only BN Islander ZK-LYP and Cessna 206 out on the Chathams...

Mainstay of the service to the Chatham Islands ZK-CIB is in for it annual and 375 hour check. As part of this there is a  major phase check on landing gear and tail, hence why the rudder and fin are removed. In the meantime the Chatham Island service is not being maintained with Douglas DC-3 ZK-AWP which is also seen enjoying the sun but by Convair ZK-CIF which was in the hangar. Metroliner ZK-CIC was also out in the sun.
I also finally caught Convair ZK-CIE in its all white scheme... though I am a bit annoyed with the shadow on the tail! It has been busy with the Tauck Tours charters over the summer.


  1. I wonder if cib will eventually get an all white scheme too??

  2. Not a chance. It will be a big green bumblebee till retirement.