Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser ZK-EBP c/n 28-762526.
Allocated N9622N in the US.
It was registered to Airwork (NZ) Ltd on 04-11-1976 and transferred over to the Canterbury Aero Club on 16-02-1977.
First view was taken on 10-06-86 in a slightly different Piper scheme.
Below on 27-01-1996 in Club colours and outside the old Club facilities about where the current International gates are.
Two views from the balcony. Above on 12-09-1999.
and below on 08-03-2010 with new tail colours..
On the tie downs above on 05-01-12, and in the hangar on 20-05-2012.
A couple of incidents worthy of mention :-
On 14-11-1991 it had a wire strike at West Melton.
On 01-01-1993 it over ran the end of the strip at Rangiora and through a fence.
Resting at ease following 31352 flying hours.
they have served very well,despite students,trying to break them,not many light aircraft can clock up that many hrs,wonder if any cessna aircraft in nz come close to these old girls,and how many pipers worldwide come close....be interresting to see.well done cac.hope you get a good run with there replacementsReplyDelete
And especially well done to the Canterbury Aero Club engineers who have kept these aircraft on line.ReplyDelete