Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200s of New Zealand (2)

New Alpi 200s arrived in quick succession in 2004, including the following lot:

ZK-PAA2 (c/n NZ2007) was registered to Ashburton Aviation Pioneers on 26/1/04.  It is photo'd above at its home base Ashburton on 4/2/04.  This aircraft is out of the ordinary in that it was powered by a 80 HP Jabiru 2200 engine

ZK-LPJ (c/n NZ2008) was registered to Alpi Aviation NZ Ltd of Whangarei on 27/1/04 and Logan Mclean used it as a demonstrator aircraft as in this photo from the 2004 SAANZ flyin at Tauranga.  This aircraft was also powered by a 80 HP Jabiru 2200 engine.

It was sold to Christopher J Hagen of Renwick on 15/4/04 and it is shown above.under his ownership with Hawkesbury Marlborough titles, at the 2006 SAANZ flyin at Tauranga.  It was then sold to Peter R Mullooly of Whakatane on 23/10/07 with whom it is still current.

ZK-LPN (c/n NZ2010) was first registered to Bruce W Nell of Middle Rock Station, Darfield on 1/3/04 and it is still registered to him.  It is photo'd above at Rangiora on 31/8/11.

ZK-LPR (c/n NZ2009) was first registered to Alpi Aviation NZ Ltd of Whangarei on 1/3/04 and was also used as a demonstrator aircraft, as in the above photo taken at Te Kowhai on 12/3/05.

On 19/8/05 it was sold to Rex B Swensson who based it on his farm airstrip at Makarau, inland from Kaukapakapa.  It is photo'd above at Whangarei on 29/5/07.

On 3/12/07 ownership changed to the Otamatea Aero Club (Ruawai) Inc of Maungaturoto and Otamatea Aero Club titles were added, as in the above photo taken at the 2009 Black Sands flyin on 7/11/09.  It is still current and is based at Ruawai.

ZK-PYS (c/n NZ2011) was first registered to Peter C Steers of Hastings on 26/7/04.  It was sold to David H Leefe of Kaiapoi on 30/11/08.  It is based at Ashburton where the above photo was taken, at the 2009 SAANZ flyin on 7/2/09.

ZK-CET2 (c/n NZ20012) was first registered to Murray G Taylor of Amberly on 11/4/05.  It was based at Rangiora wher the above photo was taken on 20/5/11.  Sadly, Murray Taylor was killed in a quarrying accident and ownership transferred to Erol N Yanar of Rangiora on 3/7/15.


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