Tuesday 31 March 2009

Departed ZK-JCV

Rockwell International 112 VH-IDK c/n 488, was ferried into NZ by John Verleun via Norfok Island, reaching Auckland where it was registered to John on 16-05-06 as ZK-JCV2 and was named "Midnight Express". It flew out from Kerikeri to Norfolk Island on the 18th of February(still with John driving it)and on to Bankstown for its new owner Mick Byrne of Perth with whom it became VH-RET on the 26th of March.

Interestingly the first ZK-JCV, a PA28-181 Archer 11, c/n 8090061, was re-registered from ZK-EST by John Verleun. This eventually became ZK-JAC3 and later VH-USV.
John should be well known for his earlier long distance ferry flights in Fletchers etc to overseas customers. I understand that JCV has in fact been used for long distance training flights whilst in NZ.


  1. Your picture cannot be enlarged.

    Can you put up a bigger picture?

  2. Hi there PD.
    Don't know why that photo doesn't enlarge when you double click on it :- So I've bunged it in again & it seem to work this time.

  3. Hi BlueBus

    Thanks for that. If you don't mind me asking, are you travelling around at the moment in a bus?

    Keep up the work on the blog.

  4. Just finished six weeks on the road in "Blue bus". And now I'm back at the factory. Mumble, mutter.