Wednesday 5 December 2012

Jodel D 11's of New Zealand (4)

 ZK-ECF (c/n A11/71) was a relatively late completion and must have had its registration reserved.  It was built by Robert Tomlin and registered to him at Thames on 25/8/93.  I have an idea that it was started in the Manawatu alongside ZK-ECU.  I only saw it the once, at the 1998 AACA flyin at Matamata, where the above photo was taken. I remember that this flyin was a celebration of 50 years of Jodel's.  It was sold to RG Wynne of Waiheke Island on 24/6/00 and then to JPC Land of Kaikohe on 3/6/03.  It was damaged on take off from Towai North on 26/2/08.

It was purchased by Tony Den Haan of Cust on 15/2/12, and he recently returned it to the air.  It is photo'd here at Rangiora on 10/11/12 by Blue Bus.  It can be seen in the above photo that ZK-ECF has a sliding canopy which I think is unique among New Zealand Jodel D 11's.

 ZK-ECU (c/n AACA/46/2) was built by Jim Fordyce of Feilding and was first registered on 13/11/74.  This was Jim's second homebuilt aircraft, after Taylor Monoplane ZK-CQE.  It is photo'd above at the 1977 AACA flyin at Masterton.  It can be seen that this D 11 is also a little different in having a fin and separate rudder.  It was sold to BA Emeny and I Gall of New Plymouth on 15/2/80 and then to AJ and AV Renner of Coroglen on 30/6/81.

 And here it is in colour at the 1983  AACA flyin ay Paraparaumu.  It has suffered a few accidents along the way, at Coroglen on 7/1/84 and at Whitianga on 4/8/85, and a couple of others at Levin and Paraparaumu.  Finally it was sold to BL Albiston of Raumati Beach on 28/4/04.  It is still active and is based at Paraparaumu.

ZK-ECX (c/n AACA/225/1)was built by Brent Robertson at Dargaville, and was first registered to him on 4/4/77.  Ownership transferred to him and P Trappett on 3/6/77 and then back to Brent Robertson on 1/2/80.  The above photos show it at Paraparaumu on 27/3/78.

It is photo'd here in a new colour scheme at the 1982 AACA flyin at Taupo.  It was sold to C and N Westlake of Wellsford on 23/10/84.  They moved to Australia and took the aircraft with them, with its New Zealand registration being cancelled on 9/8/95.  It was registered on the Australian Recreational Aircraft register as 19-3095 on 13/1/99 and was cancelled on 13/1/01..


  1. ZK-ECX became VH-19-3095, don't know if it's still active.

  2. Thanks for that. I will amend the post.