I have just returned from an incredible but short week-visit to New Zealand, and one of the highlights was being able to fly a Cessna 172 around Waiheke Island, where we were staying, with the local air charter company.
|Thanks James for letting me take control, although for a short time as I was behaving like a happy snapper with the beautiful landscape of the island below.|
|Waiheke Island is the largest island off the coast of Auckland within the Hauraki Gulf. The weather changes every 10 minutes there and here we were approaching a rainshower before continuing to the right around the island.|
|With the numerous bays and coves and hundreds of islands, New Zealand has more coastline that the United States of America|
|Sheep, sheep, as far as the eye can see|
|This was the rich end of the island with magnificent estates and homesteads|
|Durban Skyye Flight School with the Cessna 172 at the private airfield on Waiheke Island|