Sunday, November 8, 2009

one more pic frm Raglan

Trucked up to Raglan Blacksands 09 for a look see and glad to advise that the Jodels out numbered every other particular class in model 9 D-11's Whoo Hoo.
WX was a bit cool at times and Vis wasn't that flash and wind was constant all day very unlike Raglan.

Great to have a chat to the Jodel Clan find what they havev been doing to there rides and finding out the histories a nd a war stories etc.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

EDR against the Central Plateau Mountains.

JSC based in New Plymouth ( Shares Hangar space with Yaks ,Vampire,L-39 etc) was in for a visit with John Street. Has just had top overhaul done and engine painted in a nice Gold as one would expect for a ROLLS ROYCE POWERED MACHINE.

Whilst in Feilding was taken for a ride in Peters Jodel RNR a Franklin powered machine of 125hp. No different flys like a Jodel but goes up like a rocket. I had taken Peter for ride in EDR when they were at NP a while back. Very nice machine thanks Peter.
Some picks up by the Manawatu Gorge and the Windmills heaps of windmills. Hows that for an Airstrip then.

Peter has done a Mod and moved the Sloping Rear bulk head back to the next former and there is now a HUGE amount of space there. Me I am thinking about it.......

EDR has a bit of attitude now (didn't it before) check out the new tail art.

EDR just chilling in the Hangar.

EDR in amoungst some rather exciting company.

Couple shots of EDR in aviating mode taken from Glyn in his 701 JLZ .

Friday, February 13, 2009

EDR with Big Bro Bent winged friend.

Some pic's from over Mt Taranaki/Egmont on a Twilight flight absolutely Magic. 9000 Feet.

My fastest time up over the Mountain was 16 minutes the worst 27 Minutes. The fastest time now is 10 minutes on Wed.

Had a cover made for EDR looks quite spiffing and had it's first use in anger whilst at Hastings and worked really well the cockpit was nice and cool on taking the cover off.

The cover was made at Barsal based at Te Kowhai. Best as I found to fly in and get measured as every planes slightly different. The patterns for Jodel covering they had already didn't match mine. They have done brilliant job and great crew.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A nice shot taken by Barry Russell from Napier at the Hawkes Bay Flyers RC field at Awatoto. I did a fly round before landing at Bridge Pa (Hastings Official name).