Sunday 29 July 2012

Cessna 172RG Cutlass 11 ZK-NAC.

The Cessna 172RG Cutlass was developed from the Cessna 172N but introduced a retractable undercarriage, and the 180hp Lycoming O-360 engine. Just short of twelve hundred where manufactured.

ZK-NAC2 is c/n 172RG-0620 which tells us that it was built in 1981. It was allocated N6316V to Cessna for testing and then went to Australia and became VH-TNU on 25-09-1981 with D R Bigger of Sunshine Beach in Queensland. Three owners later is was with E Miglas at Tonimuk in Victoria from 06-07-1989 until being sold and ferried into Auckland, via Norfolk Island on 11-04-1993.
It became ZK-NAC2 on 01-06-1993 for the Air New Zealand Sports and Social Club Southern Inc of Christchurch, which is where it still resides.
 The photo below shows it at Christchurch on on 28-03-1994.
 The lower view was taken at Rangiora on 27-07-2012 by Allan Bowman.

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