Category Archives: New Zealand

It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – The Saga Ends

Just as our vacation had to eventually end, so does this story. We took a little time to experience more of the many attractions in and around Queenstown. We actually saw a kiwi in the birdlife museum. For those of … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode 7

On this day we landed on a beach.  To land there, first we flew over the beach and just touched the wheels down on the sand where we planned to land, then we went around and came back to land … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode 6

During the night after we returned to Geordie Hill Station from Invercargill,  a very welcome rain moved into the valley where it had not rained since January. We left the planes on the ground and set out on wheels to … Continue reading

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Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode 5

This episode includes landings at a couple of mountain airstrips. They were lots of fun and challenging but less challenging than the agricultural strips strips that Matt pointed out to us along the way to Mandeville. Stormy was very impressed … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode 4

Even though this episode is short, it is one of my favorites because after much effort I actually captured the sound of the air traffic controller’s voice to play with one of the flying clips. With the inexpensive equipment that … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode Three

I hope that as you watch this one, you will keep in mind that I an ON VACATION and not especially prone to sharing actual facts when I start talking. While landing at Milford Sound is a challenge, I am … Continue reading

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It’s Sunny and Stormy in New Zealand – Episode Two

In this episode, we meet our guides from Flyinn New Zealand under the glider in the Queenstown Airport. After a briefing, we load our planes and fly to Geordie Hill Station, international headquarters of Flyinn New Zealand.  We had no … Continue reading

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