Sunday 8 December 2013

Queenstown snaps from Bargeld01

Bargeld01 continues his southern tour with a few shots taken at Queenstown on Saturday 07-12-2013.
 We have the two Glenorchy Air Servises and Tourist Co Ltd's Gippsland GA8 Airvans.
Above is ZK-JRR(c/n GA8-01-006) joined the Company on 31-07-2013:
 Below is ZK-LOR (c/n GA8-03-034) which has been with them since 12-09-2003.
 Another member of the Glenorchy Air fleet (below) is the Piper PA-32S Cherokee Six ZK-DOJ (c/n 32S-40638). This one operated on floats out of Pago Pago in the early 1970's before arriving in NZ for repairs. It the joined the Kaitaia Aero Club. It migrated down to Queenstown in late May of 1996.
The letter "S" in the model and c/n indicate it has the floatplane mods.

Glenorchy Air also operate this Cessna 172M Skyhawk II ZK-DNS (c/n 17262269) was listed . A 1973 model which was listed to the Company on 02-08-2010.
Also listed with Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Co Ltd, but missing from this photo essay, is the Cessna U206G Stationair ZK-MIF.


  1. I guess the Airvan regos relate to JRR Tolkien and Lord of the Rings...

  2. Yep - your onto it there Bruce.

  3. Some inside info here. JRR is a LOTR ref. and also the initials of the owners (coincidence..?). LOR is also a LOTR ref. ZK-MIF is no longer with the company and has been sold, hence why it is not parked with the others

  4. Thanks Anon.
    I note that CAA still lists MIF with the Company !