Saturday, 2 July 2011

The "DNA" of a new generation of aircraft.......

Registered to Flightline Aviation of Gisborne on 01 June this year was the first Cessna 162 Skycatcher ZK-DNA/2 (162-00060), perhaps aptly marked to signify the new generation of light sports aircraft to be developed by Cessna.  I certainly hope at some point this example has spats added.

The aircraft has since arrived at Ardmore and will be operated by the Auckland Aero Club.  Expect to see it around the country over the next couple of weeks on demostration duties.

For historical reference, the first ZK-DNA was applied to a Transavia PL-12 Airtruk for the short period from August 1979 until November 1979, its brief life coming to an end with a crash at Dargaville.

An example with spats taken at the Avalon Airshow earlier this year.

1 comment:

  1. You have to be pretty quick to beat you to a scoop at Ardmore Mike! I also watched ZK-SSU and ZK-MXT take off, but from the other side of the feild.