Sunday, 2 November 2014

Cessna 180/185 gathering Tauranga

The Cessna 180 / 185 Group had a fly - in at Tauranga during the weekend.
Hairy Mole Rat has sent in these pics.
 Above is our first Cessna 185 ZK-CAK (c/n 185-0017) currently with Robin Langslow of Otane, in pole forward mode.
 Above we have the Cessna 180 ZK-BSP (c/n 31263) from the BSP Partnership of Auckland. First registered in NZ on 11-02-1957.
 Cessna 180 ZK-BSP (c/n 31263) Cessna 180J ZK-DKE (c/n 52351) and Cessna A185F ZK-CES2 (c/n 18503273).
 Above is Cessna 180 ZK-CBH2 (c/n 32542) This is of 1956 vintage but appears to have a later fuselage ! Did it get this after its 1984 incident in the USA ?
 ZK-CES2 is the Nigel Griffith Cessna A185F (c/n 18503273). This started its NZ career as ZK-JPM in April 1995.
 ZK-DRG (c/n 52463) is a 1974 model 180J with the DRG Partnership of Waiuku.
 Cessna 180H ZK-KRM (c/n 18051889) from the KRM Partnership.
A line up of ZK-DRG, ZK-CBK, ZK-EEJ and ZK-JHS.


  1. The fuselage of CBH is original, but it has been modified to the later style with the extra windows.

  2. Thanks for that.
    Also the fin fillet !

  3. The fin is standard 180, maybe the light reflecting off the fuselage makes it look bigger?

  4. You have convinced me.