Beechcraft 77 Skipper ZK-ESC , c/n WA-175 , was one of only two imported into NZ in 1981 by James Aviation Ltd of Hamilton. [There were only 312 built]. It was registered on 02-04-1981 and then listed to the Wllington District Aero Club on 30-10-1981. The Skipper Flying Company Ltd of Wellington appear next, from 10-06-1988, and finally Wellington Aviation Ltd from 07-03-1995.
It was ferried today from Wellington to Rangiora by Pat Scotter after he had checked it out during the weekend. It is bound for the Ashburton Aviation Museum.
The lower three views are at Rangiora today (25-01-2011)