Air Pictorial 1986-01
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R.Macintyre - Cook Island Hopping
Cook Island Air's Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander, ZK-KHB, c/n. 511, at Rarotonga from which it operates a regular service to Aitutaki
Among the international visitors to Rarotonga is Polynesian Airlines Boeing 737-200 5W-PAL "Sina", which arrives on Sundays from Apia and goes on to Papeete
At the beginning of last year Air Rarotonga's fleet numbered four aircraft (I. to r.): Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK, Piper Navajo Chieftain ZK-UTA, Cessna 337F Super Skymaster ZK-TAI (since sold), and Cessna 172L Skyhawk ZK-NTP
DI on the Chieftain while Air Rarotonga's Cessna 172, ZK-NTP, pauses between scenic flights over the spectacular volcanic peaks seen behind
At the beginning of last year Air Rarotonga's fleet numbered four aircraft (I. to r.): Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK, Piper Navajo Chieftain ZK-UTA, Cessna 337F Super Skymaster ZK-TAI (since sold), and Cessna 172L Skyhawk ZK-NTP
At the beginning of last year Air Rarotonga's fleet numbered four aircraft (I. to r.): Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK, Piper Navajo Chieftain ZK-UTA, Cessna 337F Super Skymaster ZK-TAI (since sold), and Cessna 172L Skyhawk ZK-NTP
"The Spirit of Free Enterprise", Air Rarotonga's Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK. A second Excalibur is due soon
Excalibur ZK-TAK being loaded with freight at Rarotonga while the Chieftain, ZK-UTA, awaits passengers for an outer island trip
Excalibur ZK-TAK at Mangaia's "terminal". Chris Langton, an Australian, is supervising loading before flying the aircraft back to Rarotonga
Munro Hocking, Chief Pilot of Air Rarotonga, at the controls of the Excalibur and adorned with a hibiscus lei which he was given on arrival at Atiu
At the beginning of last year Air Rarotonga's fleet numbered four aircraft (I. to r.): Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK, Piper Navajo Chieftain ZK-UTA, Cessna 337F Super Skymaster ZK-TAI (since sold), and Cessna 172L Skyhawk ZK-NTP
DI on the Chieftain while Air Rarotonga's Cessna 172, ZK-NTP, pauses between scenic flights over the spectacular volcanic peaks seen behind
Excalibur ZK-TAK being loaded with freight at Rarotonga while the Chieftain, ZK-UTA, awaits passengers for an outer island trip