A blog on NZ Civil Aircraft encompassing previous histories and facts.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Bristol on the move
Bristol B170 Freighter ZK-EPG (c/n 13135) has been resting quietly at Ardmore since 31-08-1978. Built in 1954,[allocated the UK civil marks (but not taken up) of G-AMPK], as NZ5911 for the RNZAF with whom it was taken on charge on 05-05-1954 (I also have 22-04-1955). It had a short burst of civilian life when it was registered as ZK-BJP on 30-03-1955 to the Air Department for loan to S.A.F.E. This was cancelled on 27-06-1956 when it was returned to the RNZAF. It was withdrawn fron use at Whenuapai on 14-12-1977 and sold, along with several others to R S Dwen of Ardmore. It re-joined our civil register on 17-08-1978. It was never converted to civil duties and was cancelled on 18-01-1991.
Top photo taken at Ardmore on 27-02-2009.
Two lower photos taken on 07-06-2011 during its move by "Bravo Papa Delta".
This is the first time it has been off the ground for many a year