Saturday 10 May 2014

Queenstown this day 10th May 2014.

Matt Hayes stopped over at Queenstown today and has sent in these photos.
 Cessna 172S ZK-JMG (c/n 172S8825) is the latest acquisition (again) for the Wakatipu Aero Club - being listed to them on 20-04-2014. It was first registered to Flightline Aviation Ltd on 29-11-2007 before transfer to CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Ltd at Hamilton on 13-06-2008. It did its first stint at Queenstown with the Wakatipu Aero Club (Inc) from 22-02-2011 through to 30-06-2012 when it was returned to CTC Aviation.
 ZK-DAZ (c/n 59907) is a somewhat older specimen : a Cessna 172L. It was shipped to NZ aboard the Tweedbank reaching Auckland on 24-10-1971 and being registered to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd on 01-11-1971 and had its first flight in NZ on the 5th. The Auckland Aero Club had it on line until selling her on 31-01-1974 to private owners. About 1978 it was uprated with a 180hp engine and a CSU. It went way down south to W K Allen at Tuatapere from late February 1979 with a move over to A D and G D Munro at Winton from 23-08-1988. The DAZ Partnership of Queenstown picked it up on 09-05-2012.
 ZK-DNS (c/n 62269) is a Cessna 172M Skyhawk. Listed with Rex Aviation on 14-11-1973, first flying here on 22-01-1974, and then listed to the Tauranga Aero Club from 01-02-1974. It went to Airwork (NZ) Ltd mid December 1980 before being moved on to Rotorua for Stewart Logging Ltd. The DNS Syndicate of Levin operated it from 03-05-1991 until it went to DNS Leasing Ltd at Dunedin on 14-08-2007, with whom it was noted being used as a glider towplane at Omarama during the Youth Glide Camps.
It moved to Air Fiordland Ltd of Te Anau on 01-12-2009 and then to Glenorchy Air Services And Tourist Co Ltd on 02-08-2010. It still retains its tow hook.
 A trap for the unwary spotter is this Cessna ZK-MJP. It is actually a tail wheeled conversion of a Cessna 182D and has the c/n 53552.
Here is an earlier posting on this aircraft:-
 Above we have the Cessna 180D Skywagon ZK-PKM (c/n 50966) of Hugh McClelland at Sunrise Balloon Adventures Ltd. A 1961 edition it flew from Australia to NZ, doing the Lord Howe Island to Auckland leg on 18-06-1993. It was registered to Paul and Ken MacDonald of Swannanoa on 15-07-1993. It transferred the Airlink (NZ) Ltd at the end of March 1995 and then back to Ken MacDonald on 01-05-2003. It joined Sunrise Balloon adventures at Queenstown on 19-10-2005.
 Below are two of the Gippsland GA8 Airvan's based at Queenstown. 
ZK-ZQN2 (c/n GA8-13-196) was a factory new machine when it flew into Kerikeri from Norfolk Island on 29-10-2013. It was listed to Milford Sound Flights Ltd on 01-11-2013.
ZK-JRR2 (c/n GA8-01-006) is a much earlier machine - built in 2001. It reached Queenstown on 26-07-2013 and joined Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Co Ltd on 31-07-2013.

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