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Congratulations to Hamish Crowe for his first place finish at the 2023 New Zealand Bush Pilot Championships in Omaka, New Zealand, on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Hamish won the national event with both the shortest take-off and shortest landing in his orange and white Zenith STOL CH 701, registration SLO, with a winning short takeoff roll of 15.4 m and landing roll of 25.2 m, for a combining winning score of 40.5 meters on a hot muggy day.
Fellow Zenith pilot Daniel Wright finished in second place in his blue and white Zenith STOL (registration JRM), with a takeoff roll of just 19.0 m and landing roll of 30.7 m, for a combining winning score of 49.7 meters.
More photos and videos of the 2023 event: https://zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/2023-new-zealand-bush-pilot-champs