Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Maule ZK-ESP

Maule M5-180C Lunar Rocket ZK-ESP is c/n 8016C.
It was registered as N56569 to Maule Aircraft Inc at  Moultrie, Georgia in December 1981 before arriving in NZ to become ZK-ESP with R J Schmuke of Nelson on 21-04-1982.
On 24-10-1985  it moved up to Gisborne for J N M Williams followed by a  transfer down to Mt Cook for M F & A G Lucas from 15-01-1992.
Next on the list was Bendigo Ltd from 13-10-1993 but it had an incident at Waikawa Bay on 02-01-1994.
It was sold to The Property Shop Ltd (Rob Garlick) of Wellington from 01-03-1994 and rebuilt
It is seen below at Paraparaumu in the late 1990's
Stuart Marshall of Hokitika was listed from 01-12-2008 and from 18-12-2014 it was in the care of Timothy Murray of Amberley.
It is seen below in this long shot at Rangiora yesterday - 20-04-2015.

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