20 December 2014

Hokitika 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Visiting for the 150 celebrations, which also coincide with the 80th anniversary of the launch of Air Travel (NZ)'s service to Haast was de Havilland DH89B Dominie. All photos taken on 19 February 2014
Two companies operated DH89 services from Hokitika - NAC - the plane - and West Coast Airways - the stairs!

Coming over Kaniere
Downwind for Runway 03 - sadly a murky day
On finals, there's home! and the expanding dairy factory
The old and new - Currently operating most of the weekly services into Hokitika are Eagle Air's Beech 1900s. Hokitika will upsize to Q300s at some point in the next 18 months. 

Living at Hokitika temporarily is the Greymouth Aero Club's Cessna 172 ZK-FMP
A new Hokitika resident is Maule ZK-TDS

The actual anniversary is today 20 December... The weather is poor, the morning Eagle flight has been canned and the Q300 which was going to be on static has been delayed in Christchurch for an hour. I don't expect that we will see it or any flying today.

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