Sunday 18 August 2013

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser ZK-DUW.

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser ZK-DUW c/n 28-7525033.
This one was built and test flown in the US as N9603N.
It was shipped to Airwork (NZ) Ltd and registered to them on 10-01-1975 and then listed to the Canterbury Aero Club (Inc) on 12-02-1975.
Below is a photograph from RJD showing ZK-DUW not long out of the box at Christchurch on
 Next shot shows ZK-DUW at The AACA fly-in at Pudding Hill on 25-01-1981.

 Above at Christchurch on 29-05-08; and below near the fuel pumps on 29-12-2008.
 It had several interesting moments in its busy career.
A heavy landing at Ashburton on 28-07-1979.
Damage at Rangiora on 19-02-1984.
Another heavy at Christchurch on 22-02-1996.
Marker board prop strike at Christchurch 05-03-2005.
Above - as seen from the Club balcony on 08-03-2010.

Below : at rest on 13-08-2013 after 33804 flying hours.

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