Wednesday 21 December 2011

SKiDiViNG KiWiS at Rangitata Island

Now operating out of Rangitata Island is SKYDiViNG KiWiS. Above is their Jump Ship Cessna 180 ZK-BUQ (c/n 32995). This is a very well known Cessna down this way - having been operated by Rural Aviation, followed by Southern Scenic Air Services, Tourist Air Travel, Luggate Game Packers, Alpine Helicopters and then a series of private owners. In more recent times it has been with the Otago Aero Club and Pal Air.

You can find then off SH1.  Take the turn of SH1, between the two Rangitata Island bridges. It is normally marked by a fluttering skydiving flag.


  1. Here's a photo of BUQ in a wee mishap ~50 years ago not too far out of Hokitika -

  2. Beaut shot.
    Didn't knnow about that one.

  3. BUQ, such a darling.
    Great photo Unknown, got any more ?

  4. There's another couple of pics here as the rego is not visible in a couple of the pics it's an assumption that it's BUQ, but my father was flying that aircraft around that time.