Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Cherokee ZK-DGH.

Sir Minty sent me this shot of the Piper PA-28-140E Cherokee ZK-DGH (c/n 28-7225405) as captured at North Shore yesterday - 27-05-2014.
As you can see from the construction number - it is a product of 1972 and it first aviated under the Piper test registration of N11C.
It arrived at the Ports of Auckland on-board the Columbus America on 13-08-1972, gained its CofA on 15-09-1972 and was registered to the NZ agents Airwork (NZ) Ltd of Christchurch on 12-10-1972. The Canterbury Aero Club became the registered owners on 01-11-1972.
Pic below shows it outside the old CAC hangar at Christchurch on 30-08-1978.
 The Club flicked it off to A W Dumpleton of Motueka from 08-04-1983 and then it went to T J Lewis at Nelson from 29-09-1988.
Mountain View Orchards at Upper Moutere took it over from 19-06-1991 followed by a move up to Te Awamutu from 30-10-1992 for S G T Kilpatrick. Colin Clare of Hamilton had it from 05-05-1993 and then Peter Morris Trust appeared (for the first time) on the ownership papers from 01-11-2002.
It went on line officially with the North Shore Aero Clun (Inc) on 21-10-2004 and we see it below in their hangar on 09-03-2008.
It passed back to The Peter Morris Trust from 25-08-2010.

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