Air Pictorial 1986-01
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
"The Spirit of Free Enterprise", Air Rarotonga's Beechcraft Queen Air Excalibur ZK-TAK. A second Excalibur is due soon
Excalibur ZK-TAK at Mangaia's "terminal". Chris Langton, an Australian, is supervising loading before flying the aircraft back to Rarotonga
Excalibur ZK-TAK being loaded with freight at Rarotonga while the Chieftain, ZK-UTA, awaits passengers for an outer island trip
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