Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2018

Piper Super Cubbing at Wanganui Aero Club

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Part of of weekend trip to Whanganui involved spending time at the Aero Club. It was a good weekend for it, with a refresher on the Piper Super Cub and the Club having a landing competition for their members.

The last time a flew a Super Cub, it was a PA18A-150, this time it was a PA18-90, ZK-BTU, so a little less power and no flaps, but a lot of fun! Given I hadn’t flown a Super Cub for about a year, it started with an hour of dual circuits [surprisingly good fun!] and then 36 minutes of solo circuits. Fun times!

Later in the day, I was asked to air judge the flying component of two members doing circuits in the Super Cub. That was an experience! There’s basically no forward visibility from the back seat [how do instructors do that???!] but both pilots were licenced and current, so I was mainly there to record numbers and enjoy the ride!

Anyway, first up are a few pictures of the aircraft. Enjoy!

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

Piper PA18-90, ZK-BTU, operated by Wanganui Aero Club

I hope to have some video up of the refresher circuits in the next few days – it’s nothing too exciting, but it was fun!

Anyway, here are a few photos from the competition circuits. If anyone is thinking about judging anything from the back of a PA18, perhaps take a camera – I’m tall, but it was the only way to see the instruments 🙂

Seated int he back, judging sheet ready!

The view with no front seater!

The view with a front seater.

Wider angle with an elevated camera

Elevated camera

The view just after takeoff!

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