Saturday 25 September 2010

Beavers & Beavers # 10 ZK-CMU

De Haviland Canada DHC-2 Beaver ZK-CMU was c/n 1590. It came to NZ courtesy of Hawker Siddeley of Wellington. It was first flown here on 21-07-1965 and delivered to Fieldair Ltd of Gisborne on the 23rd.
ZK-CMU at Masterton on 08-05-1971

ZK-CMU at Masterton on 27-02-1972
It followed the Company changes to Fieldair Holdings (Central) Ltd, Palmersaton North on 18-11-1980 and then to Fieldair Holdings Ltd, PN from 30-03-1984. It was withdrawn from use on 28-10-1994 and stored dismantled at Gisborne.
It was restored 1989/1990 and listed to Float Air Picton (1984) Ltd of Picton on 06-08-1990.
ZK-CMU on the hard at Picton on 10-12-1990

ZK-CMU. Picton 10-12-1990

During maintenaince at Picton on 17-09-1991.
It then went to Frank Wright at Tauranga on 15-05-1996 for rebuild and export.
Its NZ registration was cancelled on 23-07-1997 for it to became N97FW with F E Wright of Gardnerville, Nevada on 28-08-1987. On 10-12-1997 it was relisted to Barnstormer Classic Aviation of Fairford, Connecticut.
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