Sunday, 12 October 2014

I remember when. ZK-DBE came to OZ

Aero Engine Services Ltd Airtourer Super 150 ZK-DBE was c/n A554 and was registered to Aero Engine Services Ltd at Hamilton on 17-03-1970.
It spent some time with the Central Flying School followed by the Pegasus Flying School at Tauranga.
It is seen below at Hamilton on 26-09-1972.
Below we see it at Christchurch in October 1973. From the CMM collection.
 Ownership changed to the Pegasus School of Aviation Ltd on 24-06-1974.
It was handed over to N Z Aerospace Industries Ltd of Hamilton on 23-12-1975 and it was prepared for export.
It departed Auckland for Norfolk Island on 02-04-1976 and reached Bankstown on the7th.
 Two pics taken at Bankstown on that very day (07-04-1976) minus all registration marks.
 Now a shot of her marked as VH-PCC as seen at Bankstown on 12-05-1976
It entered the Australian register on 11-06-1976 as VH-PCC with Caernarvon (Pty) Ltd of Tuncurry, NSW.
Below as seen on 14-09-1976 at Bankstown.
 And below a view of it marked as #188 for the B and H Australian Air Race 1976.
It remained with Caernarvon (Pty) Ltd until sold on 26-05-2011 to Raymond Abernethy of Toowong DC, Queensland. It is still current.

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