Earl Hagaman, the boss of Scenic Circle Hotels, gets around his New Zealand chain of hotels in his own aircraft.
The primary aircraft is the Cessna P210N Centurion ZK-SCH [Scenic Circle Hotels]
(c/n P21000718) which flew into Christchurch from Honolulu and Pago Pago on 25-02-2004 as N6109W.
It is seen below at Rangiora on 25-03-2004 and yes the bent prop in the background is a result of an incident three days previous.
It was registered as ZK-SCH on 13-04-2004 to the Scenic Circle Hotels Ltd and is based in the Company hangar at Christchurch International Airport.
An earlier aircraft that Earl purchased is the Cessna 182P Skylane ZK-EKK (c/n 18263492).
This came in from Noumea on 01-07-1977 and was registered to Dalhoff and King on 14-07-1977 before moving south to Peter Bowmar of Waikaia from 28-10-1982.
Earl acquired it towards the end on June 1989 and it is kept in the same Christchurch hangar as a back up aircraft
Note that both have vortex generators on the upper leading edge of the wings.
Both aircraft were captured outside on Tuesday the 27th.
Great aircraft. I flew a P210 in Alice Springs for a few years. It was really great getting up above the turbulence. It was a really quiet aircraft and would be great for NZ. Pity about the prop!ReplyDelete