Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pics from Nelson

Andy Heap has kindly sent in a selection of photographs taken at Nelson.
Above is the Bristol B170 Freighter 31M ZK-CLU ( c/n 13156) as seen at the Founder Museum in Nelson on 13-08-2011. This was originally supplied to the Pakistan Air Force in about 1954. It flew into Auckland on 01-06-1966 for S.A.F.E/SAFE Air Ltd from 01-07-1966. It was named "Merchant Buccaneer"; was withdrawn from use on 30-09-1986 and flown onto the nearby Whakapuaka sandflats on 20-11-1986. CLU got a mention previously at
 Above is the Fletcher Fu24-550GT Crusader ZK-DDX captured on 30-07-2011. This is c/n 160 and started life as a FU24-950 in Jannuary of 1971. It first flew as a "Crusader from Napier on 07-06-2006. See also
Two views of the Bombardier DHC-8-311 ZK-NEG (c/n 621). This has been in service with Air Nelson since 14-05-2006.

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