WASSI exists to put student pilots of the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School, and others, in the safest aircraft we can. With funds raised from individual and corporate donations we are restoring and equipping Piper PA38 Tomahawks and Cessna 152s to the highest safety standards. Such as high vis paint schemes, LED lights, excellent radios and new or low time engines. Some time ago we received a grant from Lion Foundation for a new engine for our first aircraft, PA38 ZK-FML.
Our C152 Aerobat restoration is making steady progress. The airframe and propellor of ZK-MUM was purchased in July last year. Jay McIntyre of JEM Aviation at Omaka (Blenheim) has made great progress on the airframe, wings and empennage. Most of the SIDs have been completed and she is approaching ready to have the primer coat applied. Jay thinks that the next step will be to remove and refurbish the instruments. Obviously a long way to go, but real progress. We have placed