The Dargaville Aero Club's new Rotax 912-powered Fly Synthesis Storch S ZK-DAQ2 (c/n FIBC4980D2DD, officially registered on 16.4.2014) came on line this week following CAA approval and the mandatory two hours of test flying conducted on 19 April.
Report and photograph from Jean210.
The first allocation of these ZK-DAQ letters were to a Cessna 337C Super Skymaster, c/n 337C-0795. This came from Australia where it had been registered as VH-EGT with Rex Aviation Pty. It arrived in Auckland on 23-04-1970 and became ZK-DAQ for Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd at Ardmore on 30-11-1970.
It is seen above at Wellington on 05-07-1971.
It spent a few months on line with the Rex Flying School before joining the Taupo Flying School and Air Services on 26-07-1971.
Above it was at Taupo on 26-09-1972.
It was destroyed in a hangar fire at Rotorua on 31-03-1981, along with the Pask Air Service Piper PA-36 Brave ZK-EIH, the Piper Cub ZK-BYW from Te Kumi Station, and the John Galpin Tiger Moth ZK-BFG.