This page is a summary of the entries on the update page - these give a rundown on all the changes to the site (with the various ups and downs) since it first went live on August 13th, 1996. Happy reading!
Have some pages coming together - after nine months I should have an update soon. I must admit to having being somewhat sidetracked by my interest in NZR rail-cranes.
No update - have done some scanning. Should get something up soon.
No update. I'm working part-time and helping out at home, and somehow seem to have less time than when I'm working.
No update - again.
No update. I'd better do something soon or this site will start to look like a 'cobweb'.
No update - other things on my plate at present. Mother and daughter doing well!
Still nothing happening - may be a while, as Baby No.4 is less than a month away.
No update - exam season and other stuff is just not letting me get time. Did manage an outing to Whenuapai - lots of photos of RNZAF aircraft for new updates soon.
No update - other things are keeping me busy again
Managed to post the overdue update - all 72 images of the La-9. Had a small effect on visitor rates, as they were up 8% to almost 3200. I obviously need to do a little more work more often for the site. But after seven years I'm finding I have far less time than I once did.
Changes at September 3, 2003
Well the August update slipped over into September - I've finally managed the long promised Lavochkin La-9 walkaround (72 images)with pictures from during the restoration and the Ardmore airshow earlier this year.
The August update slipped a month - was all set to post and I found myself sick at home. But we have passed another milestone. This site first went live in August 1996. So in seven years it has grown considerably and the visitor numbers have passed 170,000 (check out the stats page. Thankyou to all who have dropped by, and the many amongst those who have contacted me!
No update as I'm flat out trying to keep up with things at work and at home. The hit rate is still in decline with only 2705 for the month. Things started to fade with the outbreak of war in Iraq, but I suspect my lacking time to participate in newsgroups is also reducing exposure for the site. Guess I'd better get an update underway!
Opted for a change of pace by updating the jet warbird pages - mainly motivated by a large chunk of Hunter pics. Managed 60 images in total. Visitor numbers continue to drop - below the 3000 mark with only 2899 for this month.
Changes at June 29, 2003
Things are going a bit slow this month - but there is time for some jets : Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (10 images), DH115 Vampire (3 images), General Dynamics F-111C (9 images), Hawker Hunter F.74A (37 images), and Potez-Fouga magister (1 image). That's 60 images. Have also made a couple of text corrections
Two more links and one correction on the Links page.
Show reports are quite fiddly as they involve just a few pictures of lots of types. To assist with catching up on the 2001 shows I've decided to do a few types from a bunch of shows. This will reduce the number of types when I get to the actual airshow pages - hence the helicopter themed update which covers several shows in 2001. The Ryans are a bonus as several people have been asking about these aircraft. On another note, 115 images makes a bit for the months where I missed updates earlier in the year. Hitrate is way down - barely over 3000 for the month again. The visitor rate has dropped off severely since the outbreak of the Iraq war - maybe people have other things to do.
Changes at May 29, 2003
One more enty on the Links page, and a couple of corrections.
Changes at May 16, 2003
Have gone for a theme with the first update this month - helicopters. The featured aircraft include : Bell 47 'Sioux' (19 images), Bell OH-58A (4 images), Bell UH-1H (9 images), Kaman SH-2F (6 images), MBB-Kawasaki BK-117 (24 images), and Westland Scout (11 images). That's 73 images in total.
A few new entries on the Links page.
Back to what I started in November - I'm still trying to catch up on the 2001 shows, and with the 2003 Classic Fighters show just around the corner, I figured that I should give that some priority. So this update pulls together some of my previously added pictures and 69 new photos in a two page report on the 2001 show.
Changes at April 8, 2003
My apologies for the slowness in bringing you this update - but life has a way of getting in the way of what you want to do. I have added a two page report on the 2001 Classic Fighters Airshow at Omaka, just in time for the 2003 show . Some of the pictures Boomerang, Camel, etc) have been previously added, so this time the featured aircraft include : the Beech Staggerwing (6 images), Cessna A-37 (5 images), Cessna 172 (7 images), Cessna 185 (1 image), Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (7 images), Curtiss P-40N-1 (3 images), DH104 Devon (5 images), DH115 Vampire (1 image), Douglas DC-3 (1 image), Fairchild F-24 (2 images), Lincoln Sports (6 images), Lockheed C -130 (1 image), NA P-51D Mustang (3 images), NA Harvard (3 images), Ryan PT-22 (2 images), Ryan STM (2 images), Socata TB-9 (3 images), Socata TB-20 (1 image).
Tidied up a few things. A new update is in the works. Visitor rate has dropped to 3552 for the month - but thats still my fourth best month ever! Maybe not doing updates is a good thing.
Changes at March 19, 2003
Just some small fixes in response to email notifications.
No updates. A big thanks to those of you who sent notes of condolence. It makes me realise I am part of a truely global community. Visitor rate is still up. not as good as last month, but still nearly 3800.
No updates. Huge hitrate this month - just short of 4000 visitors recorded. The best monthly tally to date - more than 300 more than the previous best.
Finished the update I had started for last month - I have decided I should get stuck in to finishing up the pages for the 2001 shows as it is now the end of 2002. So first up is the Warbirds over Wairarapa show from the beginning of last year. Its a good size update with 129 images, but of course this is a few pictures of each of a lot of types - hence the huge list below. However, with the passing of my Father last month things may be a little slow on this site for the next few months.
Changes at December 3, 2002
A big update after a months break - 129 images from the Warbirds over Wairarapa airshow in January 2001. New types added include: Air Tractor AT-402 (3 images), Avid Flyer (2 images), Chrislea SuperAce (2 images), Gippsland GA200 (1 image), Maranda AMF-514 (2 images), Maule M-5 (1 image), Piper PA-24 Comanche (1 image), and Piper PA-31 Navajo (4 images). Additions to existing pages include: AESL/Victa Airtourer (5 images), Auster J/1B (1 image), Auster Agricola (3 images), Beech Staggerwing (2 images), Boeing Stearman (7 images), Curtiss P-40 (3 images), DH82a Tiger Moth (7 images), DH104 Devon (2 images), DH115 Vampire (7 images), DHC-1 Chipmunk (1 image), Denney Kitfox (1 image), Douglas DC-3 (2 images), Fletcher Fu24 (8 images), Fouga Magister (6 images), Kaman SH-2F Seasprite (9 images), Nanchang CJ-6 (1 image), NA Harvard (2 images), NA P-51D Mustang (2 images), PAC CT/4E (3 images), PAC Cresco (9 images), Percival Proctor V (1 image), Pitts S-1S (2 images), Pulsar XP (1 image), Socata TB.9 and TB.10 (6 images), Stinson 108 (5 images), Vans RV-6 (1 image), and Yak 52 (2 images). Have made several text corrections to typos on the Douglas DC-3 and Short Sunderland pages. (Thanks to John Love and Damien Scott).
Added an 'In Memoriam' notice on the welcome page remembering my father who passed away last month. The main update was the Warbirds over Wairarapa airshow page. Tidied up some entries on the Links page.
No update due to a family bereavement. I simply haven't been around enough to get one finished.
I'm still finding things rather busy as we run down to the end of the academic year here, so I've made do with a one aircraft update to ensure something got posted. As noted below, this is the CAF Wildcat imported as a special feature for the Warbirds over Wanaka airshow earlier this year. This was all I got to see of the show - the aircraft being unloaded and set up for flight in Tauranga. As updates go, its a bit more substantial than the last couple at 76 images.
Changes at October 11, 2002
The ag-aircraft update has been put off for some time - so on a different tack, I have a walkaround of a FM-2 Wildcat (76 images). The final development of the Grumman F4F Wildcat, this is a CAF example brought to New Zealand for the 2002 Wanaka show
Found myself getting bogged down trying to get some answers to complete the Ag-aircraft backgrounds, so decided to move some other pictures up the queue - hence some recent pictures of a USAF C-32 (Boeing 757) that was in Hamilton recently. Although its only 22 images, I was pleased to get some sort of update in place. Also fixed up some links after feedback from last months update.
Changes at September 20 , 2002
The ag-aircraft update has been delayed while I check some details, so I have a bonus captured at Hamilton Internation airport a month ago - the Boeing C-32A or US Military VIP transport version of the 757 (22 images).
Tidied up some entries on the Links page.
Things got a little busy over the past six weeks, and what should have been a second July update turned into the sole August update. One of the things that soaked up a lot of time was my annual links review - the page is now so large it takes several weeks to check each link, and any other links that might be attached. Have also tidied up a couple of pages that haven't had any attention for a while. So its only 15 images this month. Have been working up some backround on NZ ag-aircraft so there is more to come.
Changes at August 2 , 2002
Following on from the early update last month what was meant to be a a late update for July is now an early update for August featuring former SAFE Air aircraft- Bristol B170 Freighter (7 images) and AW650-222 Argosy (8 images). Have also patched some broken links pointed out to me on the DH98 Mosquito page.
Have made some changes to the appearance of the main page - changed webrings and added a couple of banners supporting the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand and the Classic Fighters Airshow. Have rearranged the organisations page too. Last month something happened to the Links page so I have fixed this and carried out my annual link check (94 additions, 15 changes, 112 deletions).
Only 72 pictures this month and one update. But the response to them has been very good, so the Hurricane and Spitfire are very popular. Some of this pictures have been waiting a while, so its good to finally get them posted.
Changes at July 5 , 2002
There is the usual Links page update (19 additions, 2 reciprocals).
The pictures are still coming at a good pace - 100 photos this month in two updates. These are from a start I've made on last years Classic Fighters show at Omaka. The World War I aircraft were a feature of the show, but the Boomerang was a special addition, and something very different. I'm quite pleased with both the picture and the text content for this aircraft.
Changes at June 19 , 2002
Second update for the month. This time it's something different - a CAC Boomerang walkaround (52 images) featuring CA-19 A46-206 with a text background on various Boomerangs that have spent time in NZ.
There is the usual Links page update (27 additions). Fixed a few typos here and there (thanks Bob).
Changes at June 8 , 2002
This month we have a biplane update with a strong WW1 contingent including Bristol F.2B Fighter (21 images), Sopwith Camel (12 images), Sopwith Pup (1 image), Fokker Dr.I Triplane (6 images), Pfalz D.III (1 image), and from a later era, the Hawker Hind (7 images).
There is the usual Links page update (44 additions).
Finally the Ohakea update is complete, presenting pictures taken when I attended the Disbandment Parade for the Air Combat Force (75, 2, 14 Sqns) last December. It was a sad day, but a great photographic opportunity. I have hugely expanded the A-4K pages, and taken the chance to fill in some gaps on the Macchi pages. The new ground vehicles page is in response to requests. 199 pictures is another very large update given the size of recent updates on this site.
Changes at May 20 , 2002
So the main update is a giant A-4K Skyhawk (134 images) walkaround. The main page is now so big I have split off the A-4K Close Up pictures as a seperate page. There are also additions to the Aermacchi MB339-CB (17 images) page, and a couple of additions to the DH82a Tiger Moth (1 image) and DH104 Devon (1 image) pages.
The Disbandment Parade page is in three parts (80 images total). I have also added an RNZAF vehicles (13 new images) page after a number of requests for diorama details. That's a grand total of 199 images for this update. Plus there is the usual Links page update (9 additions, 4 corrections, 2 reciprocal).
As I noted at update time, I have focussed on putting up the pictures from my recent overseas trip. The outcome is 175 images, which isn't bad when compared to some of my recent efforts. Progress is still coming on pages from the recent disbandment of the RNZAF ACF at Ohakea.
Changes at April 26 , 2002
The Ohakea update is still on hold while I wait for Skyhawk details. So this months update is the rest of the pictures from my overseas travels last October. The main addition is to the Douglas Dauntless (37 images) page.
The Overseas page has been completed with additions for the De Havilland Heritage Centre (15 images), Brooklands (33 images), Runnymede Memorial (5 images), Imperial War Museum (15 images), Science Museum (9 images), and my trip to Chino is broken into two pages with Yanks Air Museum and restoration facility (38 images), on one, and Planes of Fames and Fighter Jets Museum (32 images), on the other. That's a total of 146 images. Another Links page update (12 additions, 4 corrections). Updated the history page for the first time in six months.
As noted below, the February update became the March update as I got a little swamped last month. As I still await some Skyhawk details, I decided to get the Wanaka 2000 page done before the Wanaka 2002 show happened at Easter - and only just got it out in time. As usual in the week before the show, the visitor rate to the site climbed sharply - and that was before I announced the update.
Changes at March 28, 2002
The February update is now the March update as I got a little swamped last month. While I wait for Skyhawk details, I figured I should get the Wanaka 2000 page done before the Wanaka 2002 show happened. So this update is mainly Wanaka pics with the new postings being Beech D18S (11 images), DC-3 (1 image), DH83 Foxmoth (4 images), EE (GAF) Canberra B(20) (11 images), Hawker Hurricane (19 images), BF108 (3 images), NA Harvard (AT-6) (1 image), Polikarpov I-16 (5 images), Polikarpov I-153 (21 images), Spitfire (3 images)
As noted above, then main addition this month is the Wanaka 2000 page (22 general images) with another page on the Wanaka Warhorses (35 images). Another Links page update (4 additions, 2 corrections).
No additions this month - plenty of stuff in the pipeline though. Have been working on a page featuring the RNZAF Armed Combat Force Disbandment parade, and an A-4K Skyhawk walkaround to go with it.
Surprise, surprise - this month didn't work out quite as I expected. But an update happened (albeit a little late) and at 126 images it's pretty good going! This is another update featuring a former NZ aircraft (NZ2427 / G-MSTG) photographed overseas, and a start on the pages illustrating some of the museums I visited in my UK travels.
Changes at January 22, 2002
The update planned for early January is now in late January, but at least its a goodie. The main update is on the P-51D Mustang (47 images) featuring the newly airworthy G-MSTG (formerly NZ2427), along with ZK-PLI and ZK-TAF, and a history listing on the RNZAF Mustangs, in a similar format to last month's Mosquito listing.
My feature on my 2001 overseas travels is starting to come together. So far I have pages on Southampton hall of Aviation (17 images), Shuttleworth Autumn Airshow (21 images), Duxford (50 images), and Hardwick airfield (24 images). Another Links page update (4 additions, 1 correction, 2 reciprocal).
Things got a little busy this month and the update was a little late. This time its another of the NZ related aircraft I photographed overseas - the DH88 comet and a long awaited update on its big brother, the DH98 Mosquito. Plenty of material in hand, so next month should be a goodie.
Changes at December 30, 2001
Another Links page update (3 additions, 1 correction).
Obviously the break away has done me some good - two updates this month for a total of 79 images. All of this comes from my recent travels where I managed to catch up with seven NZ related aircraft - so that's four of them successfully posted.
Changes at November 29, 2001
More fruits from my recent trip the the UK, mixed with some local material. This update features the Short S.25 with former TEAL Sandringham ZK-AMH (16 images) - now displayed at the Southampton Hall of Aviation in its later identity VH-BRC; and former RNZAF Sunderland NZ4115 (19 images).
Another Links page update (8 additions, 2 corrections).
Changes at November 17, 2001
The fruits of my recent trip the the United Kingdom start to appear with some pictures from Duxford. This update has three New Zealand connected aircraft - former 485(NZ) Squadron Spitfire T.IX , better known as the Grace Spitfire (12 images), the OFMC's Corsair NZ5648 (25 images), and Kittyhawk NZ3009 (7 images).
Update the Links page for the first time in a while (4 additions, 3 corrections, and 1 reciprocal).
Having been overseas for most of the month, I was pushed to get an update posted. So the offering was small, but I think a little different. With 360 images from my travels to scan, the coming months should see an increase in pictures posted.
Changes at October 31, 2001
Just sneaking in a small update for this month, after being away overseas for most of October. The pictures include FVM Tummiliten (Tummelisa) (18 images), Mig 15 (5 images), and DH115 Vampire T.55 (5 images),
Finally updated the site history page (first time since May).
Managed to just complete this update before leaving on an overseas trip. My catch up work on the events pages has now reached the stage where I am working on the last of the 2000 events - so I'm only a year behind. The biggest event of the year was the Wanaka airshow, so I'll be adding material from that type by type over the next few months.
Changes at September 27, 2001
Trying to round off the 2000 season pictures with material from the Air Force Open Day at Whenuapai, and the first of the Wanaka 2000 pictures. These include DH 115 vampire (3 images), PBY-5a Catalina (2 images), Corby Starlet (1 image), P-40 (26 images), and Bleriot XI pages (21 images).
As noted above, I have completed the 2000 Air Force Open Day at Whenuapai page. This just leaves Wanaka 2000 to complete from last year. Usual update of Links (2 additions, 2 corrections) plus Site statistics.
Another good month - I'm still making progress on catching up with the events pages, with two being added this month. I'm also pleased to add the first results from a project which has occupied me for about six months. this is the creation of a New Zealand aviation bibliography. Having discovered that not much has been done in this area, i figure whatever I come up with will go some way towards filling a gap.
Changes at August 24, 2001
A sport aviation theme with pictures of B22 Bantam (18 images), Pitts Special (11 images), Murphy Maverick (20 images), Sky Arrow (18 images), SG Storm 300 (13 images), Vans RV.6 (3 images), and Piper Cherokee pages (3 images).
The pictures come from a local airstrip at Te Kowhai and feature a Young Eagles Flyin in 1998 (21 images) and the handover of a Murphy Maverick to St. Paul's collegiate in 1999 (36 images). Usual update of Links (2 deletions, 2 corrections) plus Site statistics.
Changes at August 2, 2001
Added the first listing from my 'NZ Aviation Bibliography' project. This has a new directory page with pop-up listings in 8 categories. Current listing has 1776 entries. The update is timed to coincide with some publicity of the project in NZ Aviation News.
A bumper set of updates for this month - although admittedly that's mainly because I didn't get the Macchi update posted last month. However, I really happy to post this page - its been one of the most common requests over the past eighteen months. A total of 133 pictures for the month is pretty good going too.
Changes at July 30, 2001
A small follow up to end the month, with 52 pictures taken at Hamilton International airport. These include Aerospatiale As-350 (9 images), Bell222 (17 images), Cessna 172 (3 images), Eagle 150B (4 images), Hughes Model 269 (9 images), Piper PA-28 (1 image), RAF 2000 gyrocopter (1 image) and Yak 52 (5 images).
Changes at July 6, 2001
First update for this month was meant to be the June update, but I didn't quite get there - between the exam marking and a dose of the 'flu I ran out of time. It's a big update though - 81 images for a walkaround of the Aermacchi MB339-CB as used by 14 Sqn RNZAF.
Due to a dose of the 'flu, the June update didn't happen till July!
Things have settled down a bit, so this month has seen a much bigger update. I'm making good progress on catching up on my airshow pages. The backlog was getting quite large, but I feel the site is steadily getting more update (although there's still a few to come.
Changes at May 24, 2001
This update has 70 new pictures from two different fly-ins which means quite a variety. This includes Auster (1 image), Beech Bonanza (4 images), Cessna 120 (1 image), Cessna 170 (1 image), Cessna 185 (1 image), Catalina (2 images), Chipmunk (3 images), Denney Kitfox (4 images), Druine D31 Turbulent (1 image), Evans VP-1 (2 images), Grumman Agcat (7 images), Jodel D11 (1 image), Pazmany PL-2 (2 images), Percival Proctor V (11 images), Piel Emeraude (1 image), Piper PA-28 (2 images), RAF 2000 gyrocopter (5 images), Rans Coyote (2 images), Robinson R22 (6 images), SG Aviation Storm 300 (3 images), Stearman (1 image), Titan Tornado II (2 images), Ultravia Pelican (2 images), and Vans RV-4 (1 image). I have also reclassified some of the microlight pages, and corrected some captions. There dozen new types on the aircraft listing - which now totals 182 types.
New Airshow pages for the Waihi Beach Fly-in (36 images) in May 1999, and the Rotorua Festival of Flight (27 images) in October 1999, plus the usual update of Links (3 new, 1 correction) plus Site statistics .
Life is quite hectic, between work (new teaching term) and home (the kids) so I only just got an update completed for this month - but I feel its quite an interesting one. Multiple DC-3s are rare in this part of the world, so its nice to be able to share them. Must admit to being guilty to having been out taking more pictures - the airshow season this year has just been outstanding. However, that does mean the photo backlog is growing.
Changes at April 30, 2001
It was good to finally get some action happening on the site - two updates for a total of 83 images, plus overhauling some of the existing pages, and introducing a new NZ aviation bibliography. Its good to get some of the older event pages out of the way. Site visitors are way down, so I'm not sure what's happening there - I'm still getting lots of mail though.
Changes at March 28, 2001
Wow, a second update this month. In response to requests I have expedited the processing of the Hawker FR.74 Hunter (30 images) pictures I got earlier this month. This includes cockpit pics, and a walk round of the MB Mk.3-H ejection seat after it was removed for maintainence.
Changes at March 22, 2001
I have added 53 images to those already on site from Warbird Association events in 1998. These include PBY-5a Catalina (1 image), CT4B Airtrainer (1 image), Piper Cub (4 images), DHC1 Chipmunk (1 image), DC-3 (5 images), Tecnam P-92 (1 image), DH104 Devon (2 images), DH84 Dragon (1 image), T-6 Harvard (16 images), Cessna A-37 (1 image), Grumman Agcat (1 images), Beech Staggerwing (4 images), and P-51 Mustang (1 image). New types added are SA315 Alouette (1 image), Cessna 310 (3 images), and Giles G202 (2 images).
Following up on the November update on airshow pages, have finished the Warbirds 1998 Family Open day series and 20th Anniversary Fly in pages. I have replaced my previous sources page with what will eventually be a fairly complete bibliography of New Zealand aviation. There are over two hundred books listed for a start. I have also made a complete overhaul of the Reciprocal Links page, and the usual update of Links (15 new, 2 deleted and 1 correction) plus Site statistics are also in place.
Nothing happening on site. I have noticed that the search engines are starting to catch up (Google was first). Doesn't seem to be doing much for the number of visitors. I have been busy scanning, trying to catch up on my backlog. There are now over 1000 images waiting to be added to the site. This has taken most of what little free time I have, so no updates as yet. The rest of my freetime has gone toward attending events- this looks to be the busiest airshow season in years.
Nothing visible in the way of changes. Have been tidying up some of the way the site works behind the scenes. The 'kiwiaircraftimages.simplenet.com' site terminated on January 15th. As most search engines are still to catch up with the move (10weeks they reckon), the hitrate literally halved from that date.
Changes at January 14, 2000
The simplenet hosted site is no more. Today I deleted the last of the material. the redirection notice will terminate along with the account tomorrow. have added the new URL to a number of search engines.
No new material - just a new location. With the changes to simplenet underway - mostly things being taken apart by new owners Yahoo), I have finally made arrangements for a new location. The setting up of a domain name should simplify changes if I'm forced to move again. The old site retains all the material ( for the benefit of those who don't come in the front door) for the time being, but the top level has been replaced by a redirection page.
Changes at December 7-13, 2000
Finally bit the bullet and organised a new web host - and even registered a domain name. Over the past week, the site has migrated to kiwiaircraftimages.com and is hosted courtesy of ReadyHosting. The site is now 4 years and 4 months old. I seem to have moved every two years since I set up. Hopefully in future any such moves will be transparent. The site appears to be working and changes have been minimal. I have added a link banners page in response to requests.
After nearly four months without an update, things have been busy - lots of new aircraft types added. I'm trying to tidy up some broken links, and for the time being am concentrating on filling in the missing airshow pages. I'm also looking into a new host for the site as Yahoo are about to demolish my simplenet account - more news to come on this next month. Activity has been strong - for the first time we have passed the 3500 visitor mark for a month.
Changes at November 10, 2000
Well its been a while so I have a number of additions. Primarily these are from additions to the airshows page, so there are lots of small numbers of photo additions. Changes to existing pages include Auster Autocar (1 image), Beech D17 (3 images), Beech D18 (3 images), Bolkow Junior (4 images), Cessna 185 (2 images), Cessna A-37 (4 images), Cessna Skymaster (3 images), Consolidated Catalina (5 images), Corby Starlet (1 image), DHC-1 Chipmunk (3 images), Denny Kitfox (1 image), Fletcher Fu24 (3 images), Nanchang CJ-6 (1 image), NA Harvard (13 images), Piper Cub (1 image), Piper Tripacer (1 image), Pitts Special (1 image), PZL Wilga (1 image), Stearman (1 image), and Yak-52 (4 images).
New type additions include Aerosport Scamp (4 images), Auster A.109 Airedale (4 images), Auster B.8 Agricola (3 images), Barber HA-3 Snark (5 images), Cessna 402 (2 images), Champion 7GCBC Citabria (11 images), Currie Wot (3 images), Eagle 150B (1 image), Evans Volksplane (3 images), K&S Cavalier Sa.102 (3 images), Micro Aviation B.22 Bantam (1 image), Protech PT2 (1 image), Rans Coyote (3 images), Seawind 3000 (2 images), Solo Wings Windlass Aquila (1 image), Team 1300 Z Max (2 images), Tecnam P-92 (1 image), Tri-R KIS Cruiser (2 images), Vans RV series (5 images), WAR Replicas FW-190 (1 image), Zenair CH-600 Zodiac (4 images). That takes the site up to 165 types.
I have overhauled the Airshows page, and have made a start on filling in some of the missing pages. This time I have added the Mercury Bay Shell 2000 Show , Millenium Vintage Rally , and Sportavex00 pages. I have added a new Guest Gallery by Bill Barber, designer of the HA-3 Snark. There are also some additions to the Museums page - with links to some Museums I have not yet visited. More on the NZ Links (27 new, 1 deleted - plus 4 new reciprocal links). Usual site statistics are in place.
Nothing happening on site. Adapting to having child #2 around the house. Have made more progress on the missing airshow pages. More evidence that doing nothing is the right thing to do - 3487 hits this month.
Nothing happening on site. Survived the arrival of child #2 - a girl to complete the set! Work is soaking up a lot of time as well. Have made a start on filling in some of the missing airshow pages. Sometimes I suspect doing nothing is the right thing to do - 3264 hits this month.
Nothing happening on site. Busy preparing for the imminent arrival of child #2 when not actually working for my money!. Not even getting the chance to go out and take pictures. Site is still going well - passed the 3000 mark for hits.
Wrapped up the NZ Military aircraft updates. Only 33 images this time. This has definitely been popular however, as once again the hits for the month were just short of 3000. Had a little feedback on the wallpaper page too. Will add to it as I get the opportunity. The NZ links page now features 347 sites.
Changes at July 21st, 2000
The first update for this month is the final in the theme of current NZ military aircraft. This time we have a multi-engine linup with pictures of the Beech B200 Kingair (5 images), the Boeing 727 (8 images), the C-130H Hercules (7 images),and the P-3K Orion (13 images).
The wallpaper page which was suggested some time ago is in place. Three images to start with, and I'm open to suggestions for additions. I have made my six-monthly check on the NZ Links (34 new, 17 corrections, 24 deleted - plus 2 new reciprocal links). Usual site statistics are in place.
Another two update month and plenty of activity on the site - just missed 3000 hits again. Only 77 images, but all of more military aircraft, and this is definitely a popular subject. Lots of feedback. I was really pleased with the Strikemaster page, and a few folks out there appear to be too!
Changes at June 30th, 2000
Another update for this month continuing the theme of current NZ military aircraft. This time we have airborne pictures of the A-4K Skyhawk (5 images) in the new camouflage and markings, various pictures of the Aermacchi MB339-CB (8 images), and the CT/4 Airtrainer (17 images) with CT/4A, CT/4B and CT/4E pictures.
More Links (1 new, 1 reciprocal)
Changes at June 18th, 2000
Update this month continues the theme of NZ military aircraft, following on from the helicopters last month. This time we have a walkaround of the BAC 167 Mk.88 Strikemaster (47 images) formerley used by 14 Squadron.
A big month on the site - two updates with lots of progress on the military helicopters, for a total of 101 images. That's the best I've done for a while. I'm pleased I finally got the Seasprite page up. Must have been a popular choice because the visitor rate skyrocketed. Either that, or people were looking for pictures from Wanaka. Getting plenty of feedback!
Changes at May 26th, 2000
Second update this month completes the series on NZ military helicopters with the addition of the Bell Model 47 (Sioux) (16 images), and updates on the UH-1H Iroquois (32 images), and Westland Wasp (6 images).
Changes at May 12th, 2000
First update this month features the start of a series on NZ military helicopters with the Kaman SH-2F Seasprite (47 images)
Visitor rates are down on this month, but are still good. Thought there might be a few more leading up to the Wanaka airshow. Not much added, only 30 images, as I was away for half the month - at the Wanaka airshow. DC-3's and P-51's seem a popular subject though. I guess things are just moving along nicely, even in the absence of major developments!
Changes at April 14th, 2000
Summary to come
Changes at March 29th, 2000
The promised Ryans are the Ryan ST-M S2 (14 images), and the Ryan PT-22 (7 images). Ina addition I have added a PAC Cresco page (15 images), and added to the Fouga Magister (16 images). Text additions to the Avenger, Corsair, Ki-43 'Oscar', DH-89 Rapide, Spitfire, Yak-3 and Yak-52 pages.
A further update of Links (14 new, 2 changes).
Changes at March 7th, 2000
A de Havilland theme this time. The aircraft are the DH82a Tiger Moth (52 images), DH83 FoxMoth (16 images), DH84 Dragon (17 images), DH89 Rapide (52 images), DH94 Moth Minor (2 images), DH104 Devon (32 images), and DH114 Heron (5 images)
Nothing happening. More of the same from last month. I have made a start on preparing some de havilland material, but its not ready to post yet. I also managed to get out to several events and add to my not insignificant pile of pitures which are waiting to be scanned. Visitors were down a little, but the month was short a day - overall, the hit rate seems better when don't add anything new. Maybe I should take a hint from that!
Nothing happening. Work, home, family events - where does the time go. Nothing happened on the site, but I did manage to get out and take a few pictures. The lack of activity on my part doesn't seem to have affected the level of activity from visitors though.
The month got off to a good start with 52 images of commercial aircraft, with comprehensive aircraft details posted on each page. Things were going well. Then I just couldn't find time to add any more images. Still hits are up and feedback from vistors says thingsare going well.
Changes at December 15th, 1999
A commercial theme this time, with pictures I've gathered over the past five months. The subjects are ATR72-212 (6 images), Bae Jetstream (9 images), Boeing 737 (7 images), Boeing 767 (13 images), Embraer Bandereinte (12 images), Fairchild (Swearingen) Metro (2 images), and the Saab 340A (13 images).
Major update of NZ Links (19 new, 13 corrections, and 22 dead links removed), plus some new Reciprocal Links , and site statistics are also in place. Added link to official website to the Catalina Club page.
Nothing added this month. I've been busy researching a commercial update, and its taken a lot longer than expected - but I'm looking at over 100 aircraft histories. Nevertheless, the site has been busy, breaking the 2000 hits/month barrier for the first time! maybe that's a hint I shouldn't add anything else . . . if its busiest when I do nothing.
Compared to last months activity, this month I seem to have been a bit slack. Unfortunately its been exam season, so I've had to keep my head down marking. Despite adding only 55 images, I have added 5 new aircraft types, so I feel that's good progress. The hits have been up making this the busiest month ever, so I guess those browsing the site are happy with it!
Changes at October 27th, 1999
Its been a while, but here's the October update - Pictures from a fly-in at Castleton's strip at Te Awamutu last year, and other accumulated images of the following types: Auster (4 images), Bolkow BO208 Junior (4 images), DH82a Tiger Moth (10 images), Gardan GY-20 Minicab (5 images), Piper Cub (2 images), PA-22 Tripacer (16 images), Stinson 108 Voyager (3 images) and Victa Airtourer (11 images). I have also updated the Auster and Tiger Moth survivors listings.
September has been a busy month on the site. In part I think this is a displacement activity on my part - I have so many other things I should be doing, but I'd rather play with the site. But it has certainly worked well for the site. Four updates (thats one a week), with a total of 138 images, and that includes 5 new aircraft types. This has had a huge impact on the visitor rate which has been the highest second only to May of this year
Changes at September 26th, 1999
Fourth update this month, that's one per week. This time it's a little more vintage. Promised pictures of the DH-94 Moth Minor (9 images) and Miles M-65 Gemini (14 images) and some accumulated Boeing-Stearman PT-13/ PT-17 pictures (6 images) . Plus a text correction to the PZL-104 Wilga page for Steve May, and text corrections to the Harrier GR.3 photo pages.
Changes at September 20th, 1999
Third update this month, that's one per week. This time it's RNZAF aircraft - a 40 Squadron C-130H Hercules (35 images) and a 42 Squadron Beech B200 King Air (12 images). Plus a text correction to the Avro Lancaster
Changes at September 13th, 1999
Second update in a fortnight. More aircraft pictures from the 13th World Precision Flying Championships held at Hamilton in February of this year. This includes competition aircraft in the form of PZL Koliber 150 (2 images) and Socata TB-9 Tampico (2 images), plus civil activity from the DHC Dash-8 (3 images) and ATR-72 (6 images). I also have new restoration news and pictures from MoTaT's Avro Lancaster (10 images).
The page with my impressions of the 13th World Precision Flying Championships (14 images) is now in place.
Changes at September 6th, 1999
This month starts with a Cessna theme. More aircraft pictures from the 13th World Precision Flying Championships held at Hamilton in February of this year, and a few others from the past 18 months have gone towards producing a Cessna 150/152 page (23 images), and a Cessna 172 page (5 images). There are new pictures on the Cessna 180/185 page (3 images) page, and I have made text changes on theCessna 120 and Cessna 170 pages.
The addition of 41 images comes to less than half of last months total, but I'm pleased to have got the second update done - albeit at the last moment. I guess this is a more typical month image wise. Hopefully the extra text makes up for the lower number of images. HIts are up again, although they seemed to have settled in the 1600 range over the past few months - 51 or 52 a day on average.
Changes at August 30th, 1999
Another link (1 reciprocal).
Changes at August 19th, 1999
Starting on aircraft pictures from the 13th World Precision Flying Championships held at Hamilton in February of this year. At this stage I have added to the AESL CT/4E page (12 images), and the PZL-104 Wilga page (12 images).
I'm quite pleased with progress this month. The Widgeon pictures are very recent, so that makes a change - but I thought they went well with the Catalina images which have been waiting since last year. The Nanchang CJ-6A photos have also been waiting a while, as has the completion of the wanaka page - so I feel I'm getting some loose ends wrapped up. That's 94 images added, which is way more than I've managed for a while. Hits are up too, but despite all that mail is down. Go figure!
Changes at July 30th, 1999
Filling in some of the missing pages - the Warbirds over Wanaka 98 page is finally in place with 58 pictures (including 20 new images).
Changes at July 20th, 1999
The Catalina tour (13 new images) has been separated from the Catalina page (18 new images) as the number of images was slowing the page download - I hope this helps. Update of reciprocal links (3 new) and site statistics are also in place.
Progress continues - I'm still very busy, but I'm managing to get some work done on the site. Two updates this month for a total of 44 images, on a variety of aircraft. I'm pleased to finally get the Japanese aircraft on-line. The update on the Auckland Museum has also been somewhat remiss. Site hits are down, but that seems normal for this time of year - but I'm not short on mail. See you next month!
Changes at June 30th, 1999
Changes at June 16th, 1999
May didn't turn out to be too bad. Despite all the changes on the domestic front, I managed two updates for as total of 42 images. Activity on the site was great - the busiest month yet, and it finally broke the 30,000 vistors mark. The DC-3s have drawn good feedback, as did the Birddog - people obviously like these planes.
Changes at May 27th, 1999
Update of reciprocal Links (2 new). Fixed typos on spelling of Yakovlev (thanks Alexandre).
Changes at May 20th, 1999
This month has the DC-3 (19 images)
April has been outstanding in a number of ways - more hits than ever before, the biggest updates in a while (88 images this month, and checkout the links) - which were just in time - and the birth of my first-born son on April 21st. Things are looking up alround - although the last item listed may slow things down for the months to come!
Changes at April 20th, 1999
A feature on my first hang glider flight at Queenstown in April last year. (27 images)
Changes at April 12th, 1999
Summary to come
Changes at March 28th, 1999
Still working on the backlog, and managing to slip in some new ones too. This month has P-40 Kittyhawk (14 images), Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless (5 images), Airspeed Oxford (6 images), and Avro Anson I (4 images)
Well, I'm still snowed under with work and other stuff going on in my life! So its just one update this month concentrating on jet aircraft. So that means the long requested Vampire Cockpit pictures are up, and another aircraft - the Magister has been added. Doug sent me an exterior picture of the Ashburton museum a long time ago - sorry about the wait. Only 37 images this time, but at least something got done!
Changes at February 26th, 1999
I wasn't sure how I'd get on this month, as I was going through preparations for my Wedding on the 30th. In amongst all the mayhem, I did manage a couple of updates amounting to 85 images. These were predominantly the Russian aircraft which appeared at last years Warbirds over Wanaka as part of the 'Russian' theme. I have had a number of requests for pictures of the Polikarpovs, so this has brought a good response. Apart from that, there was a small correction (sorry Paul), and the usual links, etc. So overall, I'm pleased with how things are going!
Changes at January 25th, 1999
Update of Hamilton Airport page
Changes at January 19th, 1999
Update of Hamilton Airport page
Changes at January 19th, 1999
Things are settling down for the site now - two updates again. Only 63 images this month - but an interesting mix good walkarounds of the WWII Corsair and Vietnam-era A-37. My work on the site has remained steady (even with the Christmas interruption), so I hope to continue updates at this rate. Mail has dropped off, so I assume folks have been otherwise occupied although accesses have been consistent (a three day outage on the counter may have messed up the figures somewhat).
Changes at December 20th, 1998
Walkaround pictures of the Cessna A-37B Dragonfly (27 images).
Changes at December 13th, 1998
A busy month - 130 pictures being added, in two updates covering 17 different types. That's a similar performance to last month - so I feel like the site is coming along again. Two new types (Hawker Hunter and SkyArrow 480) have been introduced to the aircraft list. Image processing is at a higher rate than earlier in the year, but I missed a few months and have a backlog to get through. Access is steady, and I'm getting plenty of feedback.
Changes at November 23th, 1998
New Aircraft page - AW650 Argosy (26 images). Additions to aircraft pages - DHC-2 Beaver (12 images), CT-4 Airtrainer (11 images), T-28 Trojan (5 images), Lake La-4 (3 images), Rutan Variviggen (2 images), Taylor Coot (1 image).
The site is definitely working again - 104 images in two updates covering 17 different types. Some layout changes have been implemented - particularly reducing this update page to the last six months, and creating a longer history page, removing the closeup listing to its own page, plus rearranging the links pages. The new location is attracting a reasonable amount of attention, and mail responses are up. Joined the Aero-Ring which may be helping. No progress yet on checking the individual photo pages.
Changes at October 21st, 1998
Text corrections to the Lockheed L.10 Electra page.
Changes at October 15th, 1998
Additions to aircraft pages - Mosquito Interior and details (13 images), P-3K Orion (12 images), HS (Bae) Andover (8 images), Westland AH-1 Scout (11 images), and the Beech 17 'Staggerwing' (11 images).
Changes at October 8th, 1998
Joined the Aero Ring .
Changes at October 4th, 1998
Second update of overhauled text on aircraft pages - covering manufacturers L-Y. New aircraft types - Boeing 727 (5 images), Lockheed C-130 Hercules (10 images), Porterfield 35W (2 images), Transavia Airtruk (5 images), and Yeoman YA-1 Cropmaster (3 images). Updates to Bristol Freighter (1 image), De Havilland Devon (2 images), De Havilland Vampire (9 images), Douglas DC-3 (2 images), Lockheed Hudson (6 images), NA Harvard (2 images), Short Sunderland (2 images).
New site at http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.simplenet.com/aviation.html is now active. New Museum pages - for Ashburton Aviation Museum and Ferrymead Aeronautical Society . I have split the update page into recent updates and a history page. The links have been rearranged into a New Zealand Links page and a Reciprocal Links page. The aircraft listing has been modified so the Closeup entries are now on a seperate page.
Things here have started to come back to life. I gave up on waiting for the mirror site to ever eventuate (so it probably will now), and spent some money on a new web provider. So I have spent the last two weeks moving the site and tidying things up. It is my intention to retain the old site for the benefit of New Zealand browsers. I have finally made progress on the aircraft pages overhaul - the first block being made available - the second block will be ready early next month. The next step will be to check individual photo pages (yuck). I have also been catching up on links and other 'regular' work.
Changes at September 21st, 1998
Changes at September 13th, 1998
First update of overhauled text on aircraft pages - covering manufacturers A-K
Nothing in the way of updates again this month. I am still making progress off-line in overhauling the aircraft pages, having done manufacturers A to F. Things have been extremely busy workwise, so I will wait and post them in a bulk batch next month.
Nothing in the way of updates this month. I am making progress off-line in overhauling the aircraft pages. Will wait and post them in a bulk batch next month.
Things have pretty much gone from slow to stop. Posted a site shut down notice and started on overhauling the text material which has accumulated gaps and innacuracies. The site reamined open to New Zealand and Australian subscribers. I expect to have the refurbishment completed in time for the mirror setup in September.
Changes at June 26th, 1998
Posted a warning on the welcome page that site access was restricted due to refurbishment, and an explanation on the what's new page.. There has been a Link page update - 38 New Zealand additions and 3 reciprocals. The regular update of the past months statistics is also in place.
Things have been pretty quiet as I recover from my trip to the South Island - not to mention catching up on the work I'm paid for. I've also been distracted by work for the print media. The only real change has been some corrections received for the Catalina page, and a marked rise in the number of New Zealand sites I've been able to locate. The best of which is the RNZAF page (finally).
Changes at May 29th, 1998
Recent changes or additions include: Corrections to the Catalina page.
There has been a Link page update - 12 New Zealand additions including the long awaited RNZAF page (and 6 deletions), as well as some new reciprocals (2). The regular update of the past months statistics is also in place.
The single update is becoming a habit , but 89 images in one go is a sizeable addition. Two main sections - the long awaited Solent virtual tour (32 images), and pictures from the Ohakea air day (57 images). The update is early as I need to head south for the Wanaka airshow - which seems to be helping keep the vistor rate and email on my site up. Added Finland to the domains with access, as NZ aviation seems popular all over Scandinavia.
Changes at April 3rd, 1998
Recent changes or additions include: Closeup images of a A-4K Skyhawk (14 images), Aermacchi MB339 (11 images), F/A-18 Hornet (17 images), F-111 (14 images) and P-40E (1 image). The Solent Flying Boat tour (32 images) is now available.
There has been a Link page update - 2 new additions to the NZ links. I have extended the domains with access to include Finland (.fi).
Life is keeping me busy, so only one update again - 47 images this time, once again utilizing pictures from Ardmore and the Sportavex98 show. The number of visitors remains strong, and I'm still getting requests for wider access.
Changes at March 19th, 1998
Recent changes or additions include: Closeup images of a Stearman (19 images), Chipmunk (10 images), and Wilga (11 images), as well as the Bristol Freighter (2 images), Isaacs Fury (2 images), and new interior pictures of the Catalina (5 images).
There has been a Link page update - 7 new additions to the NZ links. and the regular update of the past months statistics. I have extended the domains with access to include Ireland (.ie) and Portugal (.pt).
Another busy month, although only one update - but 64 images. More pictures from Ardmore (25 images), plus a bumper crop from the Sport Flying Association's Sportavex98 flyin at Matamata (39 images, with more to come). That's 31 aircraft types added to. I also tidied up a few things in the presentation, and made the regular updates (links and stats). The number of visitors remains strong with more than 1000 hits for the month.
Changes at February 15th, 1998
Recent changes or additions include: 57 images of 31 aircraft, incuding 12 new types. The new types are Aerodesigns Pulsar (1 image), Beech Staggerwing (1 image), Corby Starlet (1 image), Jodel D.11 (3 images), Lancair IV (1 image), Messerschmitt Bf108 (1 image), PZL-104 Wilga (1 image), Rutan Variviggen II (1 image), Sadler Vampire (1 image), Slepcev Storch (3 images), Taylor Coot (1 image), and Westland Scout (1 image).
Additions to existing types are A-37 (2 images), B.170 (1 image), Beaver (2 images), Chipmunk (2 images), CT-4 (4 images) Cub (1 image), Devon (3 images), DH-84 (1 image), DC-3 (2 images), Harvard (7 images), Isaacs Fury (2 images), Lake La-4 (1 image), Pitts Special (2 images), Stearman (1 image), S-76A (1 image), Tiger Moth (1 image), Trojan (4 images), Twin Beech (1 image), and Yak-52 (1 image)
The aircraft additions come under Ardmore Airfield (25 images) and the Sportavex98 Airshow (39 images). There has been a Link page update - 5 new additions to the NZ links. Regular update of the past months statistics . I have also altered the frames to remove the borders and make the page more 'seamless' (Thanks for the suggestion Sir Maddog).
Quite a good month - 73 images in total for three updates. I have finished the EuroTour with the Cosford Aerospace Museum pictures, added a new aircraft with the Sikorsky S-76A, and made image additions to the P-40 and DH-100, along with new text on the Catalina and Canberra pages. Finally removed the remnants of Guest Gallery I, and replaced it with a link to Alex Mitchell's new site. The new home button added to all pages should allow anyone who doesn't surf in by the front door to get the frames navigation working. Accesses have been strong, but I have still added several new domains (.dk, .fr, and .no). Its good to see lots of new NZ links coming on-line too.
Changes at January 31st, 1997
Changes at January 27th, 1997
New entries on the bibliography page, more links , and the last section of the 'Eurotour' - the Aerospace Museum at Cosford (47 images). Tidied the guest gallery (link to Warbirds over New Zealand).
Changes at January 16th, 1997
Recent changes or additions include: Text update on the Catalina page.
Some technical fixes - the addition of a button at the foot of each page linked to the 'home' page (for those folks who surf in to an individual page via a search, and a 'pop-up' browser window for each photo page so you don't have to reload all those thumbnails after looking at an individual picture. Link page update -18 new additions to the NZ links, and 3 removals for 73 in total. Regular update of the past months statistics.
This has been a surprisingly busy month - image access has been re-enabled to a number of domains (.au, .ca, de, .nl, .se, and .uk). Aircraft features include new material on the Bell 222, an update on the Lancaster (and some corrections), and much requested pictures of a Vampire Cockpit. The Eurotour feature for this month is the Shuttleworth Collection. Thats a total of 89 new images over three updates.
Changes at December 22nd, 1997
Correction to all Lancaster pages for error in Registration marking (PB457, not PV). I have added the next section of the 'Eurotour' - the Shuttleworth Collection (38 images). Re-enabled German and Swedish (.de, and .se) access to images on the site.
Changes at December 14th, 1997
Recent changes or additions include: Close up on the Bell 222 (20 images).
Changes at December 9th, 1997
Re-enabled UK, Canadian and Dutch (.uk, .ca, and .nl) access to images on the site. Added the monthly update summary and statistics for November. Updated most main pages (all except individual image pages) to include meaningful alternate text for images.
This month has been a bit more normal than October - International access has been re-enabled to the site text, and Australian access to the images. I have managed to add new material, particularly the Dragon closeup, and Hendon feature, as well as new text info for the P-40 , Sabre , Lancaster and Moth Minor. I have also tidied up a few things (like the 'links' and 'my photography' pages). In total thats 64 images added and 4 removed.
Changes at November 24th, 1997
Re-enabled Australian access to images on the site. (Its a start - everyone else will have to wait on the cost info). Added the next installment of the Euro-tour : the RAF Museum at Hendon. Overhauled the links page (It now shows NZ, favourite, and reciprocal links).
Changes at November 5th, 1997
Recent changes or additions include: DH-84 Dragon background and Close-up pictures
Re-enabled international access to the site on a text only basis (NZ only access to images). Reduced the number of photos on the 'My Photography page. Updated the links page (8 new NZ sites), the bibliography page (2 new books), and the statistics page.
October has been somewhat of a writeoff - apart from being very busy with work I have had to close the site to non-domestic traffic. The cost has become too much to justify with teaching having finished for the semester. The change to frames last month has only halved the traffic level - I have also been under pressure to reduce disk usage - hence the removal of the first guest gallery. My hope is that I can find a mirror site, and resume 'normal' service'.
October 29th, 1997
Reduced access to the site to .nz only
Changes at October 4th, 1997
Removed the pictures by Alex Mitchell and Shane Dwyer from Guest Gallery 1 (saving 3509Kbyte of disk) and remodelled the page to include links to their new 'Warbirds over New Zealand ' site.
The main change this month has been the conversion to frames. This was driven by the need to reduce the volume of traffic, which had resulted in a two week closure. This also gave an opportunity to make a number of corrections. Regular updates have included 78 new images, with the Vintage AeroClub Flyin, including the Antonov 12 close-up, and a variety of other new aircraft; the next Euro-Tour section on the FAA Museum at Yeovilton, plus news on former NZ Gooses, and more Kiwi sites on the links page.
Changes at September 29th, 1997
Frames conversion is complete and the new site released. The conversion has resulted in the original main page being broken down into a title page and several smaller pages, including a 'features' page showing whats available. The rest of the navigation remains unaltered apart from the frames. I have taken the opportunity to overhaul a number of items - the background logo and buttons have been redrawn, and I have updated the alternate text on many pages.
Changes at September 15th, 1997
Closed down the site - in response to the increased traffic, now exceeding 200Mbyte/week over the past three weeks. There appears to be a lack of use of caching - so I have begun a conversion to a frames layout to reduce the amount of material downloaded.
Changes at September 14th, 1997
Changes at September 12th, 1997
A new airshow addition on the Vintage AeroClub Fly in at Hamilton on August 24th.
Back into things this month, having returned from Europe. Introduced a new feature to display some of the photographs I made in Europe - the first section being images from the Flying Legends air show at Duxford. Added two Guest Gallery presentations, featuring an article by Bob livingstone, and pictures from Matthew Beaven. That's 135 images in total. Regular work included updating the links and stats pages, some data and detail fixes, and a number of html corrections.
Changes at August 29th, 1997
Recent changes or additions include: cockpit photos of Boeing 747 (2 images).
Changes at August 21st, 1997
Layout corrections to Catalina, Harvard, MBB117, Mustang, Oxford, Spitfire, Strikemaster, and Venom pages (there is a difference between "U" and"UL"!
Changes at August 9th,
Changes at August 3rd, 1997
Guest gallery (2) article by Bob Livingston (including 6 Lodestar images).
No additions this month as Phil was otherwise occupied, finishing his holiday, getting all those photos developed, and trying to work out what should go on the site first.
No additions this month as Phil was away in Europe collecting material, and generally having a good time.
Two updates, and some corrections this month. New features included the Rescue helicopter page, and a virtual tour of the Catalina (following my flight om May 18th). Split the Taupo and Tauranga pages away from the miscellaneous airfields as they gained more material. Added a major close up off Bryan Bell-Syers L-4B at Rukuhia. More additions to the bibliography, and some text updates as news came to hand (particularly courtesy of Phil Furner).
Changes at May 28th, 1997
Changes at May 14th, 1997
Fixed the error in identifying an Air Nelson Metro III as a SAAB 340 (oops - my thanks to Urban & Marty for pointing this out)
Changes at May 11th, 1997
Altered the Taupo page from the miscellaneous airfields to its own page, and added to the Rescue Helicopters page. Updated the bibliography page. Added the statistics for last month to the stats page.
Two updates, and some corrections this month. Pressure of work hasn't left me much time for the site this month. A total of only 37 pictures (14 then 23) covering the Balloon Fiesta, my visit to the Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum, and a new feature on Rescue Helicopters.
Changes at April 20th, 1997
Changes at April 5th, 1997
Recent changes or additions include: BK-117 updated tech.specs.
Corrected typos on 'squirrel' page, updated aircraft index to include rescue helicopters, and added monthly statistics update.
Changes at April 3rd,
I've made some corrections (Raro 747 registrations, ...), text additions (Goose, . . .), and added some new aircraft pages (Zeke, and new feature aircraft).
The two updates a month has become standard, with the first update being 22 pictures covering aircraft on approach to Auckland International, images of RNZAF Andovers, and updates on the Museum pages (including new images from the Auckland Museum). The second update (32 images) included the promised close up of the PBY-5a Catalina, and had a Russian influence with new pages on the Yak-52 and Mil-8. The last addition was pictures from the Stratford Fly-In held early in the month, mainly featuring homebuilts and microlights.
Changes at Mar 24th, 1997
Pictures from the Stratford Fly-In earlier this month.
Changes at Mar 12th, 1997
Update of Auckland Museum (6 images), and MoTaT text pages.
Well I seem to be slowing
down a bit, the first update didn't happen till halfway through the month. 50
images this month - first up was some long promised material - like the
miscellaneous DC-3's , the L.37 Ventura (Lexington) and L.10 Electra pages. A
nice surprise was the F-86F Sabre page (having finally been able to contact the
owner). Some text changes to the Flying Flea, Hudson, and Iroquois pages. The
second update (27 images) was the B.170 close-up, and a variety of pictures from
over the years of the annual Hamilton Balloon Fiesta. The links page has also
been checked and updated.
Changes at Feb 17th, 1997
Update of statistics page. Two NZ additions (and one deletion) for the links page, along with five overseas reciprocal links. Spcial addition this month - a variety of pictures from over the years of the annual Hamilton Balloon Fiesta
The site has settled into a pattern of two updates each month. This month has seen new developments such as the Guest Gallery introduction, and the non-aviation pictures illustrating some of my other interests. Aircraft pictures have been added for the Wasp and Flying Flea, with additions to the A4 and Lancaster pages. Text additions have been made to the Hudson, Orion, and O-2 entries.
Changes at Jan 24th, 1997
Changes at Jan 6th,
A new non-airfield 'airfield' addition - Leander class frigate HMNZS Southland.
Not so much of a month for addition, but consolidation. The 'Kiwi Aircraft Images' look was applied to all the pages, and links made consistent - along with a new front page with (hopefully) a clearer directory of the site contents. The additions that were made included the Mig-21, Goose and Lodestar pages, as well as major updates for the Sunderland, Solent, and 747. Access rates have remained high (averaging 1?/day) for a total of ??? for the month.
Changes at Dec 17th, 1996
I have added a 'new look' range of buttons for navigation, and made all the pages consistent to the 'Kiwi Aircraft Images' style (no more Phil's Classic Kiwi Aircraft!). The the NZ section on the links page has also grown a little.
Changes at Dec
A new 'airfield' addition - a Mig-21MF on display at Manukau City.
Again there were four main updates for this month - aircraft page additions included the Bandeirante, Trojan, Vampire (a close up), and a stripped down Harvard. For locations - the Tauranga, Auckland, and Rarotonga pages, along with the RNZAF Te Rapa gate guardian, and an updated Ardmore page were included. I introduced some new pages, including a bibliography of my sources, a links page (including various NZ aviation sites), and extra pages discussing my photography, and the Kiwi are available. The highlight was the addition of a 'close up' detailing the interior of Lancaster NX665. I advertised the site (rec.aviation.military, rec.aviation.restoration, and rec.models.scale) on Nov 21st - the response was 45 new hits in a day (427 new visitors for the month).
Changes at Nov 20th, 1996
Changes at Nov 12th, 1996
I have created a background - featuring (of course) a Kiwi!
Changes at Nov 1st, 1996
Four major updates during this month. I made a couple of layout changes as the site finally became "Kiwi Aircraft Images", and deleted access to the image directory as this was becoming too large and unwieldy. A number of aircraft pages (15) were added (Auster, BAC 167, Beech 18, 747, Beaver, Chipmunk, Mosquito ...) during the month and the 'Close Up' pages were started (Spitfire, Mustang, ...). Now people really started to notice the site (178 new visitors for the month).
After an initial rush of work, the August/September teaching break provided an opportunity to begin to expand the site. The number of aircraft types expanded rapidly as I spent a lot of time using the scanner. I added a counter on September 4th, estimating hits to that point to be ten people whom I had told about the site. I began emailing various sites requesting links to be added, and the counter started to tick over (39 new visitors for the month). After seeing some other sites (including one other 'Phil') I decided that Kiwi Aircraft Images was a more suitable identity for the site.
I began work on this site at the beginning of August. I had become curious about HTML after seeing what some of the Part II students at Waikato University were doing. After some communication with Peter Evans regarding how he had set up his site, and through Peter to Jim Sterling, I began to experiment. In less than a fortnight, on August 13th, the site went live. Initially this was known as "Phil's Classic Kiwi Aircraft" and was a way to showcase my aviation photographs. I set out the material by location (airfield, airshow, museum), by aircraft, and by a photo index.
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