DLB fate sealed,spotted today at a scrap yard on De Havilland Drive Bell Block was grumman ZK-DLB complete but with wings removecd placed on ground beside it seems it was REMOVED from NP airport where she has sat for the last 14 or so years.
8 July 2011 9:03 PM
As above Anonymous from New Plymouth has advised us that the Grumman American AA-5 Traveller ZK-DLB (c/n AA5-0439) is now located in a scrap yard in De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, with wings removed.
We ran an earlier blog on this one at :-
Thanks Anonymous for the tip off.
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Cost much more than its worth. Engine and propeller would be time expired, and instruments ?? would you trust them after being parked there for all those years. What about corrosion under that lichen ?ReplyDelete
and so on. It would be cheaper to import one from the US than to try and revive DLB.
Wonder who sent it to the scrap yard ? Airport Company maybe for parking fees ?
could be useful for a muesum or pole mounted it your back yardas a awesome garden ornament,any way her coa ran out 97 98 she needed to go to hamilton for work on her wings but no one was game enough to fly it,her current owner was going to laern how to fly it but alas neva happened(he isnt happy its disapeared)ReplyDelete