Saturday 14 February 2015

NZKI back on the 10th.

The Kaikoura Aero Club (Inc) [Air Kaikoura] took over the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six ZK-DOP (c/n 32-7440045) on 16-12-2014.
This Cherokee was test flown in the States as N9591N and shipped to NZ aboard the Austral Endeavour and became ZK-DOP with Airwork (NZ) Ltd on 29-01-1974. It first flew on 27-03-1974 and received its CofA on the 29th.
It went to Cookson Airspread at Wairoa for their paper run. In November 1984 it moved to Bumper Services Ltd of Auckland. Then Jim Young had it at Wanaka from late 1989 until it moved to Christchurch for Blues Skies Syndicate.
Later that year it was operated by Garden City Helicopters under the Blue Skies Air Charter name. Maxwell Rotors featured from 08-11-2000 and then David and Margaret Brown took it over the same month. It was on to Maxwell GSE in February 2002 followed by John Shaw at Whangarei on 30-10-2012.
The other Cherokee owned by the Club is Piper PA-28-180 Archer ZK-DUQ (c/n 28-7405257).
As N9549N it was listed to Airwork (NZ) Ltd on 04-12-1974 before going to Beatty Properties Ltd of Christchurch. It moved up to Kaikoura for the Aero Club from 11-01-1984 then spent some time on lease with Wings Over Whales; also at Kaikoura; from 08-11-2000. From December 2002 the Rotorua Aero Club took it on until returning it to the Kaikoura Aero Club in February 2003.
The Cessna 150M Commuter ZK-DNY (c/n 75789) is on lease to the Club from BRL Leasing Ltd of Nelson.
It is also a 1974 production aircraft.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post Dave.DOP finally has an attractive c/scheme looks good .