Sunday 27 July 2014


  I called in on the Ashburton Aviation Museum on Thursday and found three surprise additions to their collection.
The restored Lincoln Sorts ZK-BMV has been assembled in the main hangar beside the DC-3 ZK-AMY.
For more on this aircraft see :-
Below is the Piper PA-22-150 TriPacer ZK-CPJ (c/n 22-3592). This was originally registered in NZ as ZK-BLC on 30-01-1956. More on this one in a later posting.
It was withdrawn and cancelled on 26-02-2014.
 Third surprise was the Compton Gyrocopter Gyro Gnat ZK-RLC (c/n 001).
I suspect this is a rebuild/redesign of the original L A Compton Cyclone ZK-RCE.
It has never flown and was withdrawn from the register and cancelled on 23-11-2012
Again- more in a later posting.
Recently collected from its Rangitata Island storage was the Percival P.44 Proctor 5 ZK-AQK (c/n Ae.79 ). This awaits its turn in the restoration hangar.
See recent post at :- 
 On display was the tidy looking ex Burmese military Percival P.56 Provost UB232 (f/n PAC/F/451)
More at these two earlier posts :-
Filling space in the restoration hangar was the Beechcraft 77 Skipper ZK-ESC (c/n WA-175).
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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting! Has ZK-BMV been restored to flying status?