Friday, 5 March 2010

Champion 7ECA Citabria ZK-CMP

I came across this Champion 7ECA Citabria recently at Omaka and thought a look back may be of some interest.
As ZK-CMP c/n 7ECA-318 it was first registered to the Middle Districts Aero Club of Palmerston North on 21-02-1966 having been constructed on 20-10-1965. It was delivered in March of 1966. The above photo shows it seemingly without any registration marks at Palmerston North on 01-05-1966.
It remained with the MDAC until a move to Dalcom Aviation Training Ltd of Wanganui took place on 17-06-1969. It then moved briefly to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd of Ardmore on 29-01-1970 before being on sold to the Northern Wairoa Aero Club of Dargaville from 12-02-1970. Its next move was to the Auckland Aero Club at Ardmore on 06-07-1971.

The above pic was taken at Ardmore on 27-09-1972.
& the below shot is at Paraparaumu on 16-05-1977

Below is a view as at Ardmore on 04-09-1979.

And the orange spinner was noted at Ardmore on 09-08-1985.

Above is a view of it in the back of the hangar at Nelson on 25-01-1989. Its paper work did not note a change of owner to J A Horrell of Nelson until 08-06-1989.
On 15-01-1992 it was listed to Mark & A Allison of Thames.
Its most recent ownership change occurred on 11-02-2008 when it appeared with the C.M.P Syndicate of Omaka.
I noted it in a dismantled state at Omaka during the Easter air show on 10-04-2009. (below).

And just the other day (22-02-2010 ) it was out in the sun at Omaka

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