Lord Nelson has kindly sent in the following shots taken at Nelson today 28-12-2012.
Above is ZK-FDO2 (c/n 50017). It went new from the Cessna factory (as N9119B) to Australia and became VH-FDG with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (West Australia), Perth from 14-10-1957. On 20-12-1965 they changed the registration to VH-FDO; then sold it to private owners on 18-02-1970. It had at least nine further owners before coming to NZ to become ZK-FDO2 for H C McClellan of Queenstown. Next in line was Brian Coakley out of Cambridge from 06-03-2001. Southbridge Farm of Couts Island (northwest corner of Christchurch) are listed from 03-08-2005 and it is currently with Van Asch Grigg Partnership of Blenheim.
3 (c/n 1646) was at rest. This is an early 1983 AS350B build: Being N5800T and then N28TM before being assembled by Airwork at Ardmore to become ZK-HZR from 23-09-1986 for Cadenza Motors and Hire Towers Ltd in Auckland. It was cancelled from our register on 03-12-1992 and then disappeared until returning to the listings as ZK-HST2 in AS350BA mode with Hele Tranz Ltd of North Shore on 03-05-1993. It moved down to Nelson for Anatoki Helicopters from 13-05-2009.
It got a mention previously at :-
Above is the Piper PA-34-220T Seneca ZK-BJM2 (c/n 34-48048)
This is what NZ Aviation News said about it on its arrival:-
The Piper PA-34-220T Seneca N21GP flew into Kerikeri on 07-102-10 from Pago Pago and Christmas Island. It was constructed in mid 1994 and registered as N9249N before becoming N21GP. Its final US listed operator was BSM Leasing Inc of Wilmington, Delaware from 22-02-2006. It has joined Ridge Air at Omaka as ZK-BJM2. The original ZK-BJM was a Lockheed 18 Lodestar with Fieldair and Airland (NZ) Ltd between 1955 and 1963.Tied down was the SkyStar Kitfox VII ZK-ROX (c/n PFA 172D-14024) of Peter Akass of Wanaka.
Below is another quote from the NZ Aviation News Magazine.
This aircraft was bought to NZ by Peter Akass from the
Its UK listing was cancelled on 10-09-2007 and it was registered in NZ on 20-03-2008.