Thursday 29 October 2009

New Zealand connection at Temora

Two shots of ex NZ aircraft as seen at a recent Temora flying event by Andy Heap.
Vickers Supermarine 361 Spitfire MkXVI ZK-XVI , c/n CBAF 10985 , was built in 1945. It was damaged in 1951 and then served time with the MGM Pinewood Film Studio. Rescued from there to entered the UK civil register as G-CDAN on 30-11-1982. It was shipped to NZ in 1988 and became ZK-XVI on 17-01-1989 with the Alpine Deer Group at Wanaka. Sold and cancelled from our register on 26-05-2006 it went to Australia to become VH-XVI with Temora Aviation Museum on 17-07-06.
N.Z.A.I CT-4A Airtrainer ZK-EUW , c/n 074 , was registered here on 10-03-1982 to NZAI Ltd at Hamilton and was delivered to the RAAF on 07-05-1983 to became A19-074.
It was sold off in 1993 and became VH-APV to Smiths Trucks on 13-12-1993. Five owners later it is with Neil Newton of Medowie, NSW. As you can see,it still retains its RAAF colour scheme.

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