Cessna 180A ZK-TSM . c/n 32678. is of 1957 vintage having been built as N7781A before going to Australia as VH-DEC from 06-12-1962. It was re-registered VH-DEQ on 12-05-1981 and moved up to PNG as P2-DEQ from 25-07-1985. It was damaged at the Arufi Mission Strip in Jul7 1990. Shipped to the UK in May of 1991, it was rebuilt and registered as G-BTSM on 09-07-1991.
Imported into NZ in 2008 it retained its last three UK letters to become ZK-TSM with M & M Parks of Tapanui on 30-07-08.
A somewhat older Cessna 185C Skywagon ZK-JHS . c/n 0677 went to PNG new as VH-DJU in March 1964 and in the 70's moved down to mainland Australia. It ferried into Auckland from Norfolk Island on 15-07-1993 to become ZK-JHS on 29-0701993 for John Stephenson of Stephenson's Pharmacy at Whitianga.
Last for this batch is the Cessna 180K Skywagon ZK-EYH . c/n 53011. This came to NZ as a two year old in 1982 when it flew in from Pago Pago on 24th May. Mount Hutt Aviation used it on the Chatham Islands in the early to mid 80's before it went to the Cruikshanks of Queenstown on 12-04-1985 and traded under various names including Remarkable Aviation and Air Wanaka. Since 23-11-2000 it has been listed with the Riverside No 2 Trust out of Waipawa, HB.