Tag Archive: New Zealand

Aug 15 2017

Four Bristol Fighters headed to New Zealand

From Aerodynamic Media: Four newly discovered Bristol Fighters commissioned by a film studio will be heading to New Zealand after being acquired by a new owner. The aircraft were among seven examples of the type originally built for the 1983 film High Road to China, but were subsequently written out of the production, leaving their whereabouts …

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Sep 26 2016

Mosquito TV959 flies again in New Zealand

The de Havilland Mosquito T Mk III TV959 restored by AvSpecs for Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection made its maiden flight today from Ardmore airport in New Zealand. The pilots for the first flight were David Phillips and Keith Skillings. The flight lasted thirty minutes and the Mosquito was escorted by Spitfire ZK-WDQ, acting as …

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May 23 2016

Public début for TVAL’s Hanriot HD.1 in New-Zealand

The Vintage Aviator Ltd‘s Hanriot HD.1, formerly exposed at the RAF Museum in Hendon, recently made its first public appearance at Hood airfield in New-Zealand. The aircraft was built in 1917 and is powered by an original Le Rhône engine. Only four Hanriot HD.1 are preserved. Vidéo: Historical Aviation Film Unit  

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Mar 04 2016

Catalina flies again in New-Zealand

Catalina takes offAnd we’re off!!! Here’s a video of the Catalina Flying Boat taking off on its first flight in four years after a major refurbishment. See the Catalina’s first major display since the refurbishment at Warbirds Over Wanaka 2016! Posted by Warbirds Over Wanaka on Monday, February 29, 2016 The New Zealand Catalina Preservation …

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Aug 01 2012

Avro Anson Mk I MH120 flies again in New Zealand

Bill Reid took his Avro Anson Mk I up for its first flight on July 18 at Nelson Airport in New Zealand, after a ten-year restoration effort. The uneventful first flight lasted 45 minutes and was followed by another one-hour flight on the same day. This is th first time an Avro Anson Mk I …

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May 10 2012

Avro Anson Mk I to fly again in New Zealand

A 1936 Avro Anson Mk I should fly again in the near future in New Zealand, after a 10-year restoration by Bill and Robyn Reid. Read more about the project on stuff.co.nz (includes a video of engine testing).

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Jul 15 2011

George Hood Aviation Museum to receive airworthy Aermacchi 339

The museum, located in Masterton, New Zealand, will receive a retired Aermacchi 339 CB of the RNZAF which will be capable of flight. The museum was initially hoping for an A-4 Skyhawk, but lacked space and funds for such an aircraft. Source

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Jul 06 2011

Fighter ace Geoff Fisken passes away

New Zealander ace Geoff Fisken, DFC, passed away on June 12, 2011. He was credited with 10 to 13 confirmed aerial victories against the Japanese, flying the Brewster Buffalo and later the P-40 Warhawk. He is believed to be the highest-scoring British Commonwealth ace in the Pacific theater. After the war, Fisken returned to his …

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