Sunday 1 May 2011

Maurice John Paton

 On a private airfield near Rangiora a service was held on 30-04-2011 in memory of Maurice John Paton.

Below are a selection of aircraft that Maurice owned.
Piper PA28-140 Cherokee ZK-DNE, c/n 28-21718, was owned by Maurice between November 1988 and February of 1993. Pic taken on 07-04-1989.
 Corby CJ-1 Starlet ZK-EEZ, c/n AACA/130/1, was with Maurice between August 1994 and November 2000. Photo taken at Omarama on 28-01-2001
 The Piper PA28-236 Dakota ZK-FMT, c/n 28-7911197, was resident from about 1993 until 1999.
Photo at Hororata on 24-10-1999 on glider towing duty.
 The Thorp T-18 Tiger ZK-EDF, c/n AACA/42/2 was in Maurice's care between July 1996 and April of 2004. Shot at Rangiora on 18-10-2003.
 ZK-MPS c/n MPS001 is the Maurice Paton Special Monoswift. Designed and built by Maurice.
The wings, with retractable undercarriage, and tail unit are based on the Thorp T-18 whilst the fuselage is early P51 Mustang inspired.
Both pics taken 30-04-2011.
The Monoswift and the Starlet were at the service.

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