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Successful first flight

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A bit late on this one but for those of you that don’t know Brian Halls T28 had a successful first flight yesterday with Dave Brown at the helm. This is 16 years since this aircraft last flew and 67 years to the day that the T28 prototype took to the...

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Signed Off

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

The day has come, yesterday Gary Leach from NZCAA issued the C of A so the mighty R2000 powered T28 can begin test flying. Congratulations to Brian Hall and Kevin Langford. Pioneer Aero was pleased to be associated with this return to flight and provide assistance as and when required. Now the combination of intrepid aviator and weather gods need to align...

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Around the hangar.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Since we shifted in to the Hangar in December we have been continuing to develop and improve the facilities. This work has involved the general clean up, painting of floors and areas of the roof (this is still ongoing) additional clear-lite panels, a new front entrance door and additional lighting. We still have a long way to go but to this point are happy...

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Happy owner.

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

A gloomy day at Ardmore couldn’t dampen the smile on David Lanes face as he taxied around the airfield and then for the first time got to see his aircraft fly. A few final touches, mainly cosmetic and then it is decision time, how long does it stay in New Zealand? and how much flying do I do in it here? and how do I get it to Australia?  

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