Thursday, 8 February 2018

Cessna 182J ZK-CKZ

The Cessna 182J Skylane ZK-CKZ c/n 18256864 was allocated the US registration of N2764F by Cessna Aircraft but came to NZ and was registered to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd of New Plymouth on 04-03-1966 - the fifth of its type on our register (I think).
These first two photos taken at Oamaru whilst on demo on 14-03-1966.
Below from Allan Wooller not much later now wearing Rural Aviation titles below the cockpit.
It was transferred to Rural Aviation (1963) Ltd of New Plymouth on 05-04-1966 and then to General Finance Acceptance Ltd  and went on line with the Auckland Flying School.
It was returned to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd - now at Ardmore on 02-06-1970 and then went back to General Finance Acceptance on 17-12-1970 and was operated by D J McGregor Ltd of Auckland.
Above at  Ardmore on 19-03-1972.
It was damaged at Mangonui on 28-09-1972 and was listed back with Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd on 01-06-1973 with its registration being cancelled on 29-12-1974.
It was returned to the register with Mort Saunders Ltd of Tauranga on 30-10-1979 until sold to B E and R D Mabin of Waipukurau on 09-04-1985.
Above at Timaru on 03-03-1988 from Steve Lowe.
Below at Timaru on 01-04-1996 from Dave Paull.
Aongatete Aviation Ltd of Katikati took it over from 05-12-1997 and the current owner I R and D J Bodmin of Katikati  from 01-10-1999.
As captured at Hamilton by Keith Morris in 25-01-2018.


  1. I'll go for third of it's type (BRI, BUK...)and will happily refund the chockie fish.........

  2. Ha ha.
    Out of sequence Departmental ZK-DCC and ZK-DCD 31-08-1965.