Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I remember when.

I remember when five of the Aero Commander Snow S2D 600's worked for an honest bob.
Six actually arrived here but ZK-CPV was not flow here and went to OZ.
Of the other five: ZK-CPG crashed near Taupo on 10-12-1968 and the surviving four went to Israel.
Aero Commander Snow S2D 600 ZK-CPQ at rest at Rotorua Mount Maunganui/Tauranga in March of 1969.
They were superceded by the Rockwell Thrush Commander S-2R. Seven of these came here, with all ending up in OZ.
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander ZK-DQB at Rangiora 01-06-1974.


  1. CPQ is resting at Adastras home base at MT MAUNGANUI.You can see the oil tanks down at the port in the background.
    Great ag photo's Cheers.

  2. Minor correction - ZK-CPV did return to NZ and operate here after its 1968-71 overseas activity. It was leased from the Toulsons by Wanganui Aero Work Mar-Jun73 before departing permanently to Australia in 1974.

  3. Thanks you gents for your corrections.