Two shots taken today at Tauranga by Hairy Mole Rat showing the Aero L39C N39ED (c/n 831148) in its new paint scheme.
Check out the earlier post on this aircraft on the MRC blog.
What about the "VMF-214" markings ?
Could it be VMF-214 - better known as US Marine Corps Attack Squadron 214.
Well known during WWII as "The Black Sheep".
They also served well in Vietnam and more recently in "The Gulf" and Afghanistan.