View Full Version : Landing and takeoff at Waiheke followed by landing at Ardmore

28-12-2012, 12:17 PM
Cam mounted on the tailplane for this flight. Non technical, no commentary, no aerobatics.

For non aviation types, an insight into what general aviation is about.

On a beautiful day like this, it's hard to beat. Footage in HD.

HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSZSnxu3fJA)


The Error Guy
28-12-2012, 01:55 PM
Stunner. Beautiful day for it too!

Once I get myself up in there the poor folks I'm in contact with are going to be inundated with "look at meh flyin" videos :)

28-12-2012, 02:40 PM
All flying vid's are good

This one is especially good,fire fighting in Spain


28-12-2012, 03:28 PM
I have landed there its looks a lot shorter from the air on approach though. I thought its wasnt overly long even for my Bantam but the strip owner lands there with a station air 6.

28-12-2012, 03:42 PM
I'd met a friend who landed there several times in his elderly Cherokee 140. I'd also watched his takeoffs in no wind and temps in the 25Cs. After a couple of years of my finding important things yet to be done and not taking him up on his offer for a scenic, he got the message ...

28-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Nice place for a camera. Were you the pilot?
Used to go into that strip when it was first formed. Looks like it changed a bit.

kahawai chaser
28-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Nice view and nice looking (new?) plane. Reminds when me and other staff use to fly to Tokoroa to do courses and work at the Kinleith pulp mill. Are those two antenna's or sensors?

28-12-2012, 07:18 PM
Nice place for a camera. Were you the pilot?

Not guilty (I wish I was).

28-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Nice view and nice looking (new?) plane. Are those two antenna's or sensors?

It's a retrofit Peterson SE STOL conversion

CLOSE UP (http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nV0MBgnf5tA/S7AqF47rw9I/AAAAAAAADno/PTeJYeYWSjM/s1600/SGH%2BRT%2B29-03-10%2B%282%29.jpg&imgrefurl=http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2010/03/safari-at-rangiora.html&h=1320&w=1600&sz=235&tbnid=p7y8LdBSzcgHCM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=109&zoom=1&usg=__a5wofMuBPtB2egqVThluRBsyXcE=&docid=vJhQsluRh5oxIM&sa=X&ei=BUndULC0I82uiQfWloHABA&ved=0CFAQ9QEwBA&dur=8940)

I'm actually not all that knowledgeable ... I didn't know the answer to your question, so I phoned the owner and asked him!