Thursday 5 June 2008

More on the Cub

Further to the earlier post, herewith some more on G-KIRK (pictured in the Warbirds Hanger @ Ardmore Apr 04).

From November 2004

04Nov04 G-KIRK Piper J3C-65 Cub. Maurice J. Kirk (c/n 12490). Kerikeri to Norfolk Island, to Lord Howe Island on 6th, from ?? to Coolangatta on 8th, from Caloundra to Rockhampton on 9th, at Darwin on 12th (then required an engine change before test flight on 24 April 2005), to Dili-Comoro (East Timor) on 25 April, to Borneo and Balikpapan (Indonesia) on 27th, to Lawas (Malaysia) and Labuan (Malaysia) on 28th, to Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) on 3 May, to Puerto Princesa (Philippines) on 6th, to Manila on 7th, to Laoag (Philippines) and Kaohsiung (Taiwan) on 11th, to Taipei on 13th, to Cheju Island (South Korea) and Yang Yang on 17th. Pilot re-enacted first solo east-west crossing of Tasman Sea by Sir Francis Chichester in 1931.

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