Sunday 13 March 2011

I remember when.

I Remember when De Havilland ruled.
Taieri airfield on the 7th of July 1974, parked in the evening sun.
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk ZK-ARL , c/n 61 , of Jack Hanlon.
The bracket forward of the tailwheel was to hold a camera.
It has had some well know owners following its import via De Havilland Aircraft of NZ in about mid 1949.
Wellington Aero Club had it first, followed by Peter Collins, Bill Coulter, Athol Brown, Bill Telford,Waldron & Walters, Jack Hanlon, Ernie Thompson and Ian Reynolds; Sue Naylor; Sonia Read and Peter Reid; and currently Jim Chapman.


  1. Hi,
    good to see a old picture, but would appreciate the correct names please. Myself (Sonia Read and Peter Reid (no relation) purchased the aircraft from Sue Naylor. Please amend. Thank you! I remember carefully restoring the canopy.

  2. Thanks Sonia for sorting this out.
    Sorry for getting it so wrong.