Our next Minicab off the rank was ZK-DAG ( GY 201 c/n AACA/14/1) which was built by Merv Meredith at Waipukurau and was first registered on 10/11/71. Merv was the President of the AACA for many years and he flew ZK-DAG extensively around New Zealand. He also built Turbulent ZK-CBN and EAA Acrosport ZK-MWM. The above photo was taken at the 1972 AACA flyin at Masterton.
The above photo was taken at the 1981 AACA flyin at Mt Hutt. Tragically Merv Meredith and a friend were killed when ZK-DAG crashed in the ranges South of Taupo on 24/4/91, when when a weather bomb caught them out while returning from a fishing trip in the Bay of Plenty. ZK-DAG was cancelled on 22/11/91.
Next came ZK-DDH (GY 201 c/n AACA/106/1) built by Ralph Leaf of Dargaville, which was first registered on 7/1/76. It is photo'd here at the 1981 AACA flyin at Mt Hutt. The colour scheme was unusual but I guess looked beautiful to the builder. Maybe it was a good colour scheme to be seen in the air. It was sold to KE George of Pukekohe on 18/6/87.
It was sold to AR Wood of Wellington on 11/5/04 and was re-designated a Class 2 Microlight on 6/9/04. It then went to BG McClennan of new Plymouth on 18/7/07 and finally to its current owner Gary Marsh of Inglewood on 13/4 10. It was re-engined with a 85 HP Aero Vee engine in September 2010. The above photo is at the 2007 Black Sands flyin at Raglan.