Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Jabirus of Kapiti

Next up on the aircraft based at Kapiti are the Jabirus of Kapiti, currently we have 2 based in Kapiti.

Privately owned Jabiru SP, ZK-JJR.

Privately owned Jabiru J160, ZK-CLX

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Air2there goes into receivership

As stated recently in News Articles across New Zealand, locally based airline Air2there, has gone into receivership. Whilst it is a sad thing to hear, events that have taken place with Air2there for the past few months, dating back to June, indicated the end was coming.

So now as it stands, Kapiti only has 2 airlines operating into the airport. Sounds Air and Air Chathams.

The following is a list of photos that have been taken of the aircraft operated by Air2there in the last couple of years.




Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, ZK-MYH. 7th April 2017

British Aerospace Jetstream 32, ZK-ECI. 7th February 2018

British Aerospace Jetstream 31, ZK-JSH. 14th May 2018
This was mainly used for OriginAir flights, but did the odd Air2there flight

A rare sighting, both Jetstreams together. 14th May 2018

British Aerospace Jetstream 32, ZK-ECJ. 30th August 2017.
This was shortly after it's arrival at Kapiti

And ZK-ECJ pictured here where it lives now. 5th August 2018

Piper PA-31 Navajo, ZK-WHW. 5th August 2018.
Also lives in the hangar with ZK-ECJ

Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, ZK-MYS. 15th August 2018.
A very sad sight to see, lives now at the Waikanae Manufacturing Plant on the Kapiti Coast.

There may be a chance of seeing Air2there back in the air at some stage. But from the looks of it, I can't see that happening. All the best for Air2there!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Visitors at Kapiti 30 November 2018

Visitors noted at Kapiti on 30th of November 2018. A bit of an Air Force day!





Agusta A109LUH, NZ3403 operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Came in for a fuel top up whilst doing Nav exercises in the area


Beech T-6 Texan, NZ1404 operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Came in a for 3 low approaches, without touching the ground.


Piper PA-28, ZK-KAT operated by the Wellington Aero Club.
Came in for a bit of a check up before departing back to Wellington

Thanks heaps to Jordan Williams for the use of the photos of the A109 today!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Visitors at Kapiti 28 November 2018

Visitors noted at Kapiti on 28th of November 2018.

Thanks to Tim Gorman for sharing these excellent photos with me

Privately owned Vans Harmon Rocket, ZK-TWU. Arrived from Wanaka last night and returned this afternoon

Privately owned Cessna 177, ZK-DRU. In for the day, suspected maintenance.
This one lives at the Otaki airstrip just up the road

Privately owned Eurocopter EC.130, ZK-HBE. Came in from south for a fuel top up before departing south.
Suspect it's doing some surveying around Paekakariki hill road.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jodels of Kapiti

Next up on the aircraft based at Kapiti are the Jodels of Kapiti, currently we have 2 based in Kapiti.

Privately owned Jodel D.11, ZK-DYB

Privately Owned Jodel D.11, ZK-ECU

Friday, November 23, 2018

Vans of Kapiti

Next up on the aircraft based at Kapiti are the Vans of Kapiti, currently we have 3 based in Kapiti.

Privately owned Vans RV-6, ZK-VRV

Privately owned Vans RV-7A, ZK-MIS

Privately owned Vans RV-9A, ZK-RVE.

Special Note; ZK-RVE has yet to fly. Hopefully we'll see it the air soon!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ZK-YKV pops in

Yesterday Tim Gorman also caught another wonderful aircraft at Kapiti. Yakovlev Yak-55, ZK-YKV. This interesting visitor was on it's way to the South Island Akro Fest being held at Omaka over the weekend. It arrived direct from it's home base at Tauranga to pick up fuel.

I'm hoping to catch it on it's way back on Monday.