Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Cessna 208B Caravan N208RL

Resting in the early morning drizzle at Christchurch was the Cessna 208B Caravan N208RL (c/n 208B0865. It arrived early last evening and departed just before lunch time today.
Rumours abound as to where it is going - but with the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six ZK-PDX parked nearby may indicate that it is bound for Parachute Adventures Queenstown at Jardines strip , south of Queenstown.
The Parachute Adventures Queenstown Ltd's Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six ZK-PDX (c/n 32-40352) on the tie down wire next to the Caravan N208RL at Christchurch this morning. PDX began its NZ career as ZK-DBC in 1970 with the Otago Aero Club.


  1. Does anyone know if that has the garret turbine upgrade the same as ZK-KPH also operated by them

  2. Oh drat. I didn't take much notice - apart from the fact that it had a gaimungous exhaust pipe and had spread a layer of black along the side of the fuselage and on the starboard undercarriage leg.

    So would that be a yes !

  3. It also has 4 blade prop by the looks

  4. The cowling does look very similar to the garret turbine version