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Offline KiwiZac

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TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« on: December 19, 2020, 04:31:52 PM »
Hi all,
The Vintage Aviator Limited has recently held pilot training days in advance of the coming airshow season. These days aren't airshows so you don't get the same access as during the old flying weekends, but if you know it's happening you can watch from the fence.
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on FlickrTVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on FlickrTVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
TVAL pilot training day 19/12/2020 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 05:24:48 PM »
Beautiful,

What Id do to fly one of those! Just going there is top of my bucket list...

Guy
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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 07:10:04 PM »
Thank you for an early Christmas present!
Sandy

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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 12:32:57 AM »
Beautiful,

What Id do to fly one of those! Just going there is top of my bucket list...

Guy

Guy,   
One?  I'd still be trying to choose which one a month later!
What a treat Zac, thanks for this Post!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 04:07:53 AM »
Wonderful pictures, that you very much!
Love especially that Black Maria Tripe, which I built this year.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 03:50:39 PM »
No trouble at all folks, happy to share! I wish I'd been able to go yesterday as they flew the original and replica Camels together. I also filmed a short clip of some of the aircraft:
https://youtu.be/CKJUah7znPE

For anyone interested here's the individual aircraft I spotted:
Airco (US-built) DH.4 32224 ZK-DHA
Albatros D.II D.386/17 ZK-JNB
Albatros D.Va Josef Mai ZK-DVA
Albatros D.Va Fritz Rumey ZK-TVE
Bristol F.2b Fighter D8084 ZK-BRI (original)
Fokker Dr.I 588/17 ZK-JOK
Fokker (Alb) D.VII 7871/18 ZK-FOD
Fokker (Fok) D.VII 286/18 ZK-TBI
Nieuport XI Ni223 ZK-NII
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2c 2612 ZK-CBE
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2f A1325 ZK-BFR (original, did not fly)
Royal Aircraft Factory BE.12 6493 ZK-ZEP
Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8 B2293 ZK-REK (did not fly)
Royal Aircraft Factory SE.5a D3540 ZK-SEO (did not fly)
Sopwith Camel B3889 ZK-JMU (did not fly)
Sopwith Pup B2162 ZK-PPD (did not start)
Sopwith Pup N6205 ZK-PPY
Sopwith Snipe E7643 ZK-SBY
Sopwith Triplane N533 ZK-SOP (did not fly)

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Re: TVAL pilot training - Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, NZ 19/12/2020
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 10:55:08 AM »
That's a BE2C I didn't know they had done!

I knew they had done an early version with the Renault engine, but I didn't know they had a later RAF1a powered version as well!

Cheers,

Hugh