Saturday 28 January 2012

AOPA lunch at Loburn Abbey # 2

Above is the Brent Ferguson (Air Loans) Piper PA46-310P Malibu ZK-MBU (c/n 46-8508094). This arrived in NZ for Brent on 23-01-1987 and operated under its US registration of N2482Y until becoming ZK-MBU on 18-10-1993.
Below is the Piper PA28-180G Cherokee ZK-DGG (c/n 28-7205225) as listed to E R and S C Bain of Hamilton.
Both these two (MBU and DGG) are photographed at NZRT, but were also at Loburn Abbey).
From Tapanui came the Cessna 180A ZK-TSM (c/n 180A-32678) of M J and M G Parks. This is a 1957 model which has served in Australia, PNG and lastly in the UK as G-BTSM. It is the last three letters of this UK registration that have created its ZK identity.
The Piper PA32-300 Cherokee Six ZK-OMT (c/n 32-40927) was ZK-ECV in a previous lifetime. It was listed to George Glaister of Milton on 18-12-2002 and re-registered as ZK-OMT on 26-02-2003.
A real Cessna 172: ZK-PDD is a 1959 veteran with the c/n of 172-46108 [about the eleven hundredth 172 built]. It came to NZ in 1994 after all those years in Australia. It is listed to F J and EM Bain of Pukekohe. ("PDD" being the initials of its original NZ owner).
Oops !  How sad, too bad - another photo of Cessna 180A ZK-TSM.
Thanks to Ivan and Sandy for permission to wander around their lovely airfield.

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