Monday 31 August 2015

Fridays Rangiora Trio.

A quick walk around at Rangiora on Friday whilst on my way north for the weekend found these three aircraft.
ZK-CUH is c/n 28-24512 was listed to Airwork (NZ Ltd at Christchurch on 27-05-1968 and first flew there on 25-06-1968. 
Since then it has had a multitude of owners/operators (twenty +). 
On 01-07-2015 it gained a new owner in Abdul Qazi of Auckland. 
 Cessna U206F Stationair II ZK-DKB (c/n U20602170) is not a total stranger to Rangiora. 
It has been with Quinton Meyer of Clyde since early 1986 and is normally hangared at Alexandra.
It was imported in late 1973 for Executive Air Travel (NZ) Ltd of Auckland. Other owners include J and T Burns Ltd of Rotorua from April 1974; Geyserland Airways (1974) Ltd of Rotorua from February 1975; Wright Machinery of Penrose  from mid 1976 and then to the Hore family at Parawa (Nokomai Station). Brian flicked it back to Motor Holding (Aviation) Ltd  on 23-02-1982 and took away the new model U206G ZK-ETN. 
Motor Holdings retained DKB until selling it to Quinton from 17-01-1986.
Another classic import is this Piper PA-22-150 Caribbean, tail wheel conversion, that became ZK-ZTH on 21-08-2015 for Tony Hay of Christchurch.
It was first registered in Australia as VH-GMH back on 25-11-1959.
It wears "Piper Super Pacer" on its engine cowl.

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