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A day at the airport

Started by KiwiZac, January 04, 2022, 02:59:51 PM

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KiwiZac

Hi all,
We've had stunning weather all year ( :P ) so I decided to go out to the airport yesterday and see what was happening. I took some photos and made a couple of videos:
https://youtu.be/uTWC_wyUVHk
https://youtu.be/X3B8KrgaVrk

Please let me know what you think!

The Rat

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Nick

That looks amazing! You lucky boy!  :thumbsup: :wub:

scooter

That Squirrel must be the most confused Squirrel possible... ;D
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KiwiZac

#4
Thank you folks! There was one downside - smart boy over here seemed to forget about the existence of sunscreen. So when I got home my wife took one look at me and said "When did I marry an Oompa Loompa?"!
Quote from: scooter on January 04, 2022, 05:00:17 PM
That Squirrel must be the most confused Squirrel possible... ;D
The pilot was a Kiwi - I said to him "That's not the accent I expected!" He explained this is a former Helicopters (NZ) machine which he is flying to Christchurch today and landing on an icebreaker for the South Korean Antarctic mission. He brought through an identically-painted Squirrel a month ago - Whanganui is a popular fuel stop.

kerick

What a pretty looking area you live in! Great photos!
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

Rick Lowe

Quote from: KiwiZac on January 04, 2022, 06:03:37 PM
Thank you folks! There was one downside - smart boy over here seemed to forget about the existence of sunscreen. So when I got home my wife took one look at me and said "When did I marry an Oompa Loompa?"!

Tell her be thankful it wasn't a Certain Pumpkin-Coloured Buffoon...   ;) (though she obviously has more taste!)

Quote from: scooter on January 04, 2022, 05:00:17 PM
That Squirrel must be the most confused Squirrel possible... ;D

Well, you did see it looking around in a most perplexed manner...  ;D

Great shots, Zac - nicely done and glad you had such a good day.  :thumbsup:

zenrat

Looks like you had a great day.

Thanks for sharing.

:thumbsup:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

The Rat

Quote from: scooter on January 04, 2022, 05:00:17 PM
That Squirrel must be the most confused Squirrel possible... ;D

You would be surprised at what you see around an airport. When I worked at YYZ in Toronto, we would occasionally see aircraft from British Antarctic Surveys getting work done at Leavens Brothers Aviation. DeHavilland Canada was providing them with Twin Otters and Dash 8s, and before flying down, probably to the Tierra del Fuego area for a short hop, Leavens would be installing the extra equipment needed for the survey work. And if they needed maintenance on that stuff they would fly back up.
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

KiwiZac

Thanks everyone for your kind words! It was a great day, I did pay for it with the sunburn but OW I maintain it was worth it! Then yesterday my favourite Cessna Bird Dog popped in for some fuel! What a week!

Rick Lowe

Nice shots of the Cessna, Zac - all the details a Modeller could want, huh!   ;) :thumbsup:

The sand paper for grip on the foot step is a bit unexpected, but there again you use what works, right?
(Probably also cheaper to go to Mitre 10 for sand paper and Ados than ordering the same stuff from the Aviation Industries' Suppliers...)

I see also that 'Hangar Cat' approves of the machine... *rub* - Mine now!  ;D

KiwiZac

Quote from: Rick Lowe on January 07, 2022, 04:42:50 PM
I see also that 'Hangar Cat' approves of the machine... *rub* - Mine now!  ;D
That was Jen's (Paul's partner) idea. She looked at me, at him, and at the Bird Dog, and said "Do you think he'd mind?" And I said "no, he sits in and on planes all the time!"

Rick Lowe

Quote from: KiwiZac on January 08, 2022, 05:48:02 PM
Quote from: Rick Lowe on January 07, 2022, 04:42:50 PM
I see also that 'Hangar Cat' approves of the machine... *rub* - Mine now!  ;D
That was Jen's (Paul's partner) idea. She looked at me, at him, and at the Bird Dog, and said "Do you think he'd mind?" And I said "no, he sits in and on planes all the time!"

Of course he does - they're straying into *his place*, after all... so of course they become *his* property also...
"Hey, that's mine - where are you going with it? Well! How rude! MINION!! Some snacks to calm my offended nerves, Immediately!"

KiwiZac

 ;D ;D

Hangar has priors in the aircraft-sitting department...
P1020490 by Zac Yates, on Flickr