Yes I do.
But before we go there we must start with Aero Commander ZK-CTM , c/n 1274-97.
This makes it the 1274th Commander built and the 97th of the 500A model (hence that c/n).
This was registered back in 1964 as N78373 with J G Trott of Omaha, Nebraska. It was listed with Omaha Steel Works in the 1966 records.
This aircraft arrived at Auckland on 05-01-1967 having been registered as ZK-CTM to Gold Coast Airways Ltd of Nelson on 22-12-1966.
|Two shots of ZK-CTM at New Plymouth on 12-12-1968.|
It was acquired by the Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation Division (MOT CAD) of Wellington on 02-02-1971 and re-registered as ZK-DCF.
|ZK-DCF with ZK-CTM marks still partially visible at Paraparaumu on 14-02-1971.|
ZK-DCF at Wellington in its new MOT CAD scheme on 06-12-1971.
|ZK-DCF at Ardmore with one engine removed on 13-11-1973.|
The Firm flicked it off to Dennis Thompson International on 18-01-1978, with it going to Bell Air Executive Air Travel Ltd of Whakatane on 13-04-1978.
|DCF "Rangi's Rocket" at New Plymouth on 27-07-1984 in Avcorp Commuter marks|
|ZK-DCF at New Plymouth on 14-12-1985 with Whangarei Aviaton Co.|
|ZK-DCF at Koromiko on 15-04-2000 with Soundsair Ltd.|