Continuing the history of Avid Flyers of New Zealand.
ZK-NIC (c/n 1208C/MAANZ/488) is a STOL model built by Nick Kagan of Lowburn, and was first registered on 14/6/93. The above photo was supplied by Flyernzl from Trade me when the aircraft ws for sale, and it can be seen that Nick Kagan used the aircraft to fly into the backblocks of central Otago. It was sold to RW Cohen of Napier on 10/1/13 and is currently out of the air, but current.
But it re-surfaced with Paddy McDonnell again and was re-registered on 7/2/08, this time with a Jabiru 2200 engine. The above photo was taken at the 2009 SAANZ flyin at Ashburton, where the aircraft wears Paddy McDonnell's trade mark silver with a yellow diagonal stripe colour scheme. It is still current.
ZK-RWT (c/n 782) is a Mark IV Speedwing model built by Rudi Wenk of Paraparaumu and first registered to him on 13/12/94. It was sold to the Jevon Snowden, Frank Rowse and Bernie Baskerville-Robinson syndicate of Paraparaumu on 14/12/98 then to Jevon Snowden and Frank Rowse on12/9/00. Its registration was revoked on 22/2/02, but it was re-registered to Frank Rowse on 30/7/02. It was sold to J Varley of Wellington on 1/9/02 and finally to KB Smith of Manakau on 20/10/08, with whom it is still current and active at Ardmore. The above photo was taken at the 1998 AACA flyin at Matamata.