I have just received the following update on the status of the Avid Heavy Hauler UL ZK-SMH c/n 745
I see that ZK-SMH is still showing being owned by Bill Irwin on your awesome site.
My partner and I purchased it in July 2018 from Bill up in Cromwell where It had been sitting for approx 12 years in a darkened shed.
The hour clock at the time of purchase showed a mere 19.4 Hours.
Once back at Taieri and over the next 12 Months, SMH's original 582 Silver top and gearbox were replaced with a brand new Blue top 582, new gearbox and starter and other work done to get her back in the air.
She first flew again on the 18th August 2019.
Earlier reference to ZK-SMH can be seen HERE