Friday, 24 June 2016

Jurca Sirocco ZK-PTR at North Shore

Another older generation homebuilt aircraft is in a hangar at North Shore.  It is the Jurca MJ 5 Sirocco ZK-PTR (c/n AACA/148/1 - that's a really old AACA number).

This Sirocco was built by Lindsay Wheeler in Kerikeri and he powered it with a Rover V8 engine.  I believe it has flown but not many hours.  Sadly Lindsay passed away some years ago and ownership transferred on 19/8/09 to Martin Farrand of Mahurangi East, out from Warkworth.  It is still registered to him although I believe that Garry Mitchell is working on it to return it to airworthiness.

The history of Siroccos in New Zealand can be found at http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/jurca-mj-5-siroccos-of-new-zealand.html

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