A collection of North Island aircraft passed through Rangiora yesterday (Friday 10-07-2009).
Below is a selection.
1960 vintage Cessna 210 ZK-RJS , c/n 210-57096 , at the Shell pumps. Following a 35 year stint in Australia this came to NZ for C H Mellsop of Hamilton, followed by a short time with Coromandel Phamacy and from 20-05-1997 it has been listed with C J & D R Hickman of Te Kuiti (Hickman Motors Te Kuiti).
Of even greater vintage was this 1957 Cessna 172 ZK-REV2 , c/n 29853 , listed with Trevor Hall of Te Awamutu since 02-05-2006. This also had a longthy Australian past history; In fact it still bears the "Lynch & Keft" titles from those days. Just above the venturi it carries the words "Wayebyn Too".
At a mere 29 years young was the Cessna 152 11 ZK-NPE , c/n 84064 , from Air Napier (until recently a local with the Christchurch /New Zealand Flying School). Off course with a registration like that, it has served with the New Plymouth Aero Club in. Actually it began as ZK-ETH with them in February of 1980 and changed to NPE on 23-07-1987.
ZK-EKM is Cessna 152 11 , c/n 80954 , which makes it older than NPE. It started with the Airline Flying Club in late 1978. Since January of 2008 it has been with Air Napier.