25 October 2015

Bush Bashing in the 206

Another mid winter assignment for the Aviation News was a writeup on MAF's freshly imported C206 that had just arrived at Omaka, designated as a testing platform for pilots wishing to join the organisation and fly humanitarian missions for the organisation in the third world.

With a C206 rating under my belt, I was able to first partake in the local air to air photography flight on a murkey windy day around the Hunua ranges out of Ardmore for the front cover shot, before flying down to Blenhiem a couple of weeks later to be put through my paces in a pseudo flight test scenario for the sake of the article.

Anyone interested can read the article online for a limited time here, but for the rest of you, here are some happy snaps from the day:

ZK-MAF, formerly VH-UBV
MAF electronic check list box mod above the panel
Off airport landing site 1
The Awatere Valley
Off airport landing site 2, previously visited last year
Lake Grassmere salt flats
Cape Campbell airstrip

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