Friday 17 January 2014

Two from NZAR today

Sir Minty dropped into Ardmore today and sent in these two pics of aircraft with previous military lives.
 JetRanger ZK-IBB (c/n 8015) is an Agusta-Bell built AB206B model that served with the Royal Saudi Air Force before arriving in NZ in July of 2003 to be registered to Wing and Rotor Aviation Ltd on 16-06-2005. About three months later it was listed to EDL Equipment Ltd of Auckland.
Cessna A37B-CE Dragonfly ZK-JTL (Cessna 318E c/n 43392) was built for the USAF as 71-0854 and is known to have served with the 604th Air Commando at Bien Hoa, which means it probably also served with the 8th Special Operations Squadron (8SOS). It transferred to the  Vietnamese Air Force about October 1972.
Next thing we now it pops up in NZ and becomes ZK-JTL on 02-07-1992 with Jet Trainers Ltd.

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