Friday 24 August 2012

A couple from Tauranga

North American NA88 Harvard 111* ZK-ENC (c/n 88-16505) on take off fromTauranga.
Part of a large US fiscal year 1942 Texan order for the US military. It was earmarked for lend lease to the UK but in the end was allocated to the RNZAF and bought on charge in April of 1944 as NZ1091. It was shipped to NZ arriving at Hobsonville in July 1944. It was one of several converted to 111* status by the RNZAF in 1958. It was sold off by the Government Stores Board on 17-07-1978 to WJD and SMA Williams of Tauranga, becoming ZK-ENC. It is still Tauranga based with Derek Williams and is seen at Classic Flyers hangar.
Above we have the MD Helicopters 500N (NOTAR) ZK-IPR (c/n LN109) as seen on 14-07-2012. This was listed to Phil Rudd Extreme Transport Ltd of Tauranga on 23-02-2011 having been imported via Skysales Aviation (NZ) Ltd as N4290K.
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