Sunday 9 December 2012

Target Products has kindly sent in a few shots taken at Timaru yesterday (Friday 09-12-2012)
Outside the AVTEK hangar was the Cessna 421B Golden Eagle ZK-KBF (c/n 421B0943) of Garden City Helicopters. Built in 1975, it ferried onto NZ on 19-12-1986, to eventually join Garden City Helicopters on 11-10-1994.
A relatively recent arrival in NZ is this Cessna 525 Citation CJ4 ZK-PGA3 (c/n 525C-0112) of Pacific Jets Ltd. Derived from the CJ3 it has a twenty one inch fuselage stretch and an all new 12.5 degree swept wing  based on the model 680. It arrived from the US on 12-11-2012.

We have two views of the seldom seen (by me) Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP ZK-TBN (c/n 172S9920) of CHL Investments Ltd. Upper pic is outside the South Canterbury Aero Club flight office, and below I spied it through the fence at Christchurch on 28-11-2012. I wonder if it was at Timaru in connection with the Citation visit !


  1. The visits were pure coincidence only..both on a weekend visits but no connection.

  2. Pacific Jets and CHL have business connections... Being that CHL has 100% of the shares in Pacific Jets. One would imagine that it was not a coincidence?