ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

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ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:52 am

The photographs were taken from the lake-edge in the downtown area of Wanaka on Good Friday, 25th March during Warbirds Over Wanaka 2016. The video clips were taken from onboard ZK-PBY on Easter Sunday morning 27th March, also during Warbirds Over Wanaka 2016.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZdVG7yJwII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOdHs7qsfKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oobprw9nXMQ
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Re: ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby dogsbody » Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:55 pm

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with a uniform to wear,
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and something to shoot at?"
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Re: ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby DavidLegg » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:19 pm

Terrific that she is flying again after such a long grounding. Well done to all concerned.
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Re: ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:56 am

If you wish to use any of my photographs in The Catalina News, be my guest.

If you'd like higher resolution copies of any of them, email me via the link at my profile.

I took a few more photos of ZK-PBY during the airshow at Wanaka Airport over Easter weekend, and when I eventually sort through them, I may post some more images to this thread.
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Re: ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby DavidLegg » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:20 pm

That's terrific - I would like to do that and will get back to you off-group very soon. Thanks a lot.
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Re: ZK-PBY on Lake Wanaka

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:36 am

Here is a video clip taken onboard ZK-PBY way back during Warbirds Over Wanaka 2008....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=queDvbNcLHc

Conditions were extremely turbulent and the surface of the lake was rather choppy, so it was only a touch & go, but it's a blast from the past.

Note the Warbirds Dakota towards the top of the frame flying so passengers onboard the DC-3 could observe the Catalina landing on the lake. Immediately after the Catalina flight, I went for a flight on the Dakota and on that flight they also overflew the Catalina doing a touch & go on the lake. The two aeroplanes were co-ordinating with each other on those joyrides that weekend.

The video isn't HD (I was using much more basic camera gear back then), plus the footage is fairly shaky due to the turbulence and the rough water, but it is still interesting.
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