Wednesday, 20 April 2011

I remember when

I remember when there where five Douglas DC-3's parked in rotten row at Christchurch Airport in 1979 - 1980.
Here is a shot of one of our not so well known DC-3's, ZK-ERI c/n 16965/34225 taken on 02-03-1979.
This was ex NZ3553 with the RNZAF until joining the NZ civil register on 06-12-1978.
It ended up with the South African Air Force and was converted to turboprop.
I believe it ended its days rotting in Mozambique as ZS-LJI.

Additional info added 21-04-2011 supplied by QW.
Check out the link below for more details and later pics

Thanks QW.


  1. What a great blog for people who love aviation!!! Congratulations!!!
    I love the Dakota and read a wonderful book "Fate Is The Hunter" written by Ernest K. Gann which describes it flying... I recommend it to aviation lovers.
    Please visit my portuguese blog which shows aerial pictures from Portugal taken during my flights in Cessna, Piper, etc...:
    The Third Dimension - Aerial Photography from Portugal
    Thanks a lot

  2. Wonder if this may be of interest to you BlueBus