Cessna 185 ZK-CAV , c/n 185-0212 , was tied down at Rangiora on 01-08-2009.
This seldom seen 185 is currently for sale and carries a sign to this effect in the port window.
A Rural Aviation Ltd import, first flying here on 12-10-1961 and then listed with the Manawatu Aerial Top Dressing Co Ltd the following day with whom it became fleet number "7".
In March of 1968 it went to Mount Cook Air Services, which became Mount Cook & Southern Lakes Tourist Co Ltd in 1973 and then The Mount Cook Group in 1978. It was fleet number "18"with them. As a ski plane it had a couple of woopsies: April 1977 on the Tasman Glacier and October 1978 on the Franz Neve.
On 13-01-1986 it transferred to Richard John Aubrey out of Omarama and has resided there ever since.