Friday 9 December 2011
Fokker F27 Friendship Mk 600 ZK-RTA
It returned to NZ on 08-1-1990, flying into Wellington to join the NZ register as ZK-RTA2 for Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd on 26-11-1990.
The top photo shows her at Christchurch in Rex Titles on 05-12-1990.
It then did some time with Tranzair and then appeared under Ansett Airfreight titles. Photo below, also at Christchurch, taken on 28-03-1994.
It rejoined the Australian register as VH-WAN on 22-05-1996 with Independent Air Freighters out of Tullamarine and then moved to Aircruising Australia Ltd of Mascot on 17-04-2001 only to be withdrawn at Tamworth later in the year.
It made its way to the Queensland Air Museum (QAM) in about August 2008 and is seen below in shots taken recently by ZK-CMM.