Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Question Time # 193. Piper PA-38 ZK-RPM

We have here a photograph of a Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk marked roughly as "RPM" as seen at Ardmore in November of 1995 and comes from the late Bob Kerr collection.
To the best of my knowledge there has never been a Tomahawk registered as ZK-RPM !

The first ZK-RPM was a Cessna 182P Skylane II which was a re-registration of ZK-JBH in February of 1987. It flew offshore on 18-02-1989.

There is a Corby CJ-1 Starlet - as yet uncompleted - at Rangiora which did have hopes of becoming ZK-RPM.

On 14-11-2012 a Cessna U206G - ex ZK-TAM - was re-registered as ZK-RPM2 and is still currently registered as such.

So the question is - What is the identity of this aircraft ?

Its previous US markings are faintly visible under the 'RPM' marks.
These appear to be N24???
The last digit or letter has a rounded base so could well be either :-
0, 6, 8, B, D, G or U.

To my eye the fin and vertical tail plane appear to be from different aircraft.

Any thoughts ?

1 comment:

  1. could be n2463d..which became cab,jne cop