Saturday 24 January 2009

Great Northern Air Race 2009

CT/4A Airtrainer ZK-CTA of North Shore Aero Club, pictured at North Shore Airfield this morning prior to competing in the Great Northern Air Race with about 15 other aircraft. The team obviously think they can pirate the race for the spoils!

This Airtrainer c/n 055 started life at Hamilton as ZK-EAR on 13/10/75. It was cancelled on 12/12/75 after delivery to the RAAF as A19-055. They sold it back to New Zealand and it was airfreighted back to Auckland on 27/7/93. It was registered to Hugh Jones of Takapuna on 27/10/93 and he owned it until it was sold to the North Shore Aero Club on 22/2/08

1 comment:

  1. ZK-CTA was never actually owned by NSAC it was just on line there,and is still owned by Hugh Jones of Airworks fame.
    This aircraft plus many more was ferried to Australia by world famous NZ Pilot Cliff Tait to the RAAF. Recently she was flown back to Ardmore by Cliff Taits Son, "Cliff Tait", and now resides at Airworks Offices at Ardmore.