Saturday 28 January 2012

AOPA lunch at Loburn Abbey #1

The AOPA lunch was held at Ivan and Sandy Campbell's Loburn Abbey airfield on Friday (27-01-2012). Here is a selection of the visiting aircraft.Below is the Cessna 172B ZK-CAA (c/n 172B-48413). Older than most of you guys !
First registered to Rural Aviation on 06-04-1961 for the Southland Aero Club. It is now with Murray Smith of Te Awamutu.
Piper PA28-140E ZK-DEK (c/n 28-72251554) is the Ian Begbie Cherokee up from Ashburton. This one spent its first ten years with the Canterbury Aero Club.
The DFV Syndicate's Cessna 177B Cardinal ZK-DFV (c/n 177B-01662) did its first thirteen years service with the New Plymouth Aero Club.
Piper PA18 Super Cub ZK-ERB (c/n 18-5290) has a story to tell. Briefly it began its life as ZK-BNS in the ag role with Aerial Farming of NZ Ltd in December of 1956, moving to Hawkes Bay Aerial Top Dressing Co Ltd in early 1960. From 1966 until 25-10-1989 it was with the Southland Gliding Club. Following this date it required a substantial rebuild - from which it ultimately became ZK-ERB on 18-02-2000 with the ZK-ERB Super Cub Partnership. It is now a member of the Marlborough Aero Club.
 ZK-MAG is a Cessna 172P Skyhawk 11 (c/n 172P-75101). After thirteen years in Oz it came to NZ in 1995. Currently listed with Melville Bain in the Hamilton area.

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