New Pilot from New Zealand – Olivia Henwood has her ticket!

Hot off the press from New Zealand, Olivia Henwood writes, “Once again you are heading into summer (in the US) and many flying adventures and down south we are trying to fly as much as we can before winter hits! Here is a quick update for you and the lady taildraggers!”

Thorough pre-flight before taking up my first passenger!

Thorough pre-flight before taking up my first passenger!

I recently passed my flight test and had my private licence all signed off! I couldn’t wait to get my licence in my hot hands, luckily it only took just over a week to arrive.
My parents beloved 1957 SuperCub

My parents beloved 1957 SuperCub

“Last weekend I took my first passenger up – friend and university supervisor, Catherine. We both share a love of New Zealand’s natural beauty, and I took her out west to Raglan and southwards down the coast over Kawhia Harbour.”

 Mt. Pirongia, iconic to the Waikato scenary

Mt. Pirongia, iconic to the Waikato scenary

“Included was a scenic around the seaward side of Mt. Karioi, and a couple of orbits over Bridal Veil Falls.”

Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan

Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan

“I think this was the moment when reality sunk in and I felt like I’d finally got there!”

Cute heart-shaped lake on a farm

Cute heart-shaped lake on a farm

Catherine -  My very excited passenger!

Catherine – My very excited passenger!

“Enjoy the pictures and happy flying! I will be fueling my winter flying (or lack of) with all of your stories and photos 🙂

Cheers,”

Olivia

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