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Clean up, sort out.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

You know it is the “Silly season” starting when you have the Christmas functions in fully swing and ¬†group visits through the hangar. Last weekend it was a group from TACCOC and this weekend we are proud to show the members of the WONZ Forum around, great excuse for a major clean up. The P39 is progressing well and we are waiting delivery of...

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Master baker

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Just as a bit of fun (although not all fun) we decided to have a cooking competition the rules were pretty clear anything that could be cooked in the small muffin tins we provided and no packet mixes. So every Wednesday for the past couple of months we have been teated to some mouth watering delicacy’s. I am very happy to say no real failures,...

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Moving out!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog | 5 comments

It finally happened last week Bristol Freighter NZ5911 was uplifted and moved off our tarmac to the Ports of Auckland to begin it’s journey back to Filton. This was the end of what has been a rather large logistical exercise with the container carrying the engines, props and other ancillary parts having left early last month. This aircraft when...

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Sea Hornet TT193

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 14 comments

The announcement in Classic Wings Downunder has caused quite a stir it seems there are a lot of people out there who are as excited as us about this. We have already had a lot of questions asked about all manner of details so hopefully my bullet points below will answer most of these. The project is currently owned by Pioneer Aero. It is located at our...

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August update.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Work carries on with the P39, P40’s and also the dismantling and preparing of the Bristol Freighter for it’s trip to the UK. The P39 has had both of it’s wings trial fitted which was a huge relief to the team who had spent a lot of hours replacing and reaming wing fittings, with the wings on we are reminded that this is a small aeroplane...

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P40’s and P39.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Work has been progressing steadily with these 3 projects and I have put some new photos up on the project pages. The P39 has all of the new wing fittings now bolted in and the RH wing has been successfully trial fitted, I can safely say it has been bolted to the fuselage for the first time. The fuel tanks are now being made , 12 of the little buggers, these...

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