Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Jodel D 11's of New Zealand (9)

ZK-LAN (c/n AACA/293) was built by Les McAlwee and Arthur Jordan at Nelson.  It was registered on 24/6/87 and first flew on 9/10/87 at Nelson. It it photo'd above at the 1998 AACA flyin at Matamata, which included a big gathering of Jodels for the Jodel 50th birthday celebrations.  It is still owned by Les McAlwee, at Mapua.

ZK-LSH (c/n AACA/186) was built by Lance Hagen at Wairoa, and was first registered on 16/3/79.  It is photo'd above at the 1981 AACA flyin at Mt Hutt, where there were also a lot of Jodels.  It was sold to PD Chrystall of Onga Onga on 21/12/81 and then to R Handley, O Hughes and R Ashley of Blenhiem on 4/5/87.  It is still current and has been owned by MW Wallace of Waimate since 8/11/93.

ZK-MAU (c/n AACA/397), was built by Jack Millet of Wellington and was first registered on 7/10/81.  He moved to Auckland in 1985 and took ZK-MAU with him.  It is photo'd above taxying out for its first flight at Masterton in the hands of Alan Belworthy.

It is photo'd above at the 1987 AACA flyin at Omaka, now sprinkled with stars.  It was sold to L Earnest and W Walker of Auckland on 19/3/86 and then to WR and JCC MacMillan of Orewa on 3/3/99.  It was then purchased by RR Usher of North Shore on 1/6/08.

It is photo'd here in the SAANZ hangar at North Shore on 10/7/10 where you can see it has been repainted with Road Runner and Wile E Coyote motifs.  It was sold to GB Taylor of Mossburn on 15/9/11, with whom it is still current.

ZK-MMB (c/n AACA/414) was built by Murray Belfield of Tokoroa and was first registered to him on 17/10/89.  It is photo'd above early on in its life at an airshow at Matamata in 1991 where it can be seen that it has a sliding canopy.  It struck a fence at Lichfield on 28/5/00 but was repaired.  In 2005 Murray flew ZK-MMB across the Tasman Sea to Australia on 17-18 March via Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island returning to New Zealand on 10 April, making it our only trans-oceanic homebuilt D 11.  It is still owned by Murray Belfield.

It is photo'd above at the 2010 Black Sands flyin at Raglan.  It has not changed much during its life to date, but it does have a smaller registration ZK-MMB on the rudder, no doubt as required by its Trans Tasman flight.  It also has larger tyres now, and Murray uses it for hunting trips into bush airstrips.



  1. Will Falconar F12 ZK-DBI get a mention in this series in due course? Thanks!

  2. ZK-MAU c/n MAANZ/397 - is this correct?