The reason that the early homebuilders built Turbulents was that at that time the Department of Civil Aviation had to approve aircraft plans before an aircraft was built, and I think that the Turbulent plans were the first to be approved. This was in part because the Turbulent wing had 2 spars and the DCA was not comfortable with a single wing spar such as in the Jodel aircraft. Later this changed but the first Jodel D9 (which was an earlier design) was not registered until March 1967.
Again the photos are nearly all from the Keith Morris collection and I have taken most of them. However some of the photos were taken by others and I do not have a record of who took them. The early photos of Turbulents at Wanganui were taken by Ray Deerness in the early 1960's. The last of these is ZK-CAG below.
ZK-CAG (c/n 1005) was first registered to L H Mungavin of Palmerston North and I guess it may have been built by Aerocraft. Ownership transferred to R A Hicks of Aucland and it crashed on 22/7/66 at Horsham Downs. It was cancelled on 28/3/68 making it our shortest lived Turbulent. This is the only photo I have ever seen of it.
ZK-CAH (c/n 1004) was first registered to A Myers of Palmerston North and then transferred to Aviation Sales and Service Ltd and then Aerocraft (NZ) Ltd, all of Palmerston North, so I guess it may also have been built by Aerocraft. It was then hired to the South Canterbury Aero Club and was owned by a P Slater. It crashed at Arohena on 8/10/67 (or 69?) and was cancelled on 22/1/71.
It is photographed here at the same Blenhiem airshow that ZK-CAC was travelling to (see last post).