Thursday 5 January 2017

Pauanui 05-01-2017

A great day for activity and variety today at Pauanui with a group fly in from Ardmore.
 Above is a panoramic view of some of the visitors.
L to R is Tiger Moth ZK-AUD, Fox Moth ZK-APT, Piper Cub ZK-BKW, Tiger Moth ZK-BLI, Cessna 177B Cardinal ZK-JDJ, Cessna Bird Dog ZK-NAM with Boeing Stearman ZK-PJS in behind.
 The De Havilland DH82A ZK-AUD (c/n 83379 and DHNZ31) originally served with the RNZAF as NZ781 between 12-11-1940 and 14-03-1949. 
On 03-02-1950 it became ZK-AUD with Aircraft Services (NZ) Ltd and fleet #3.
It was withdrawn in September of 1956 and then went to Weedair Ltd that December with parts  used in the rebuild of ZK-AUT. 
Its registration was cancelled on 25-09-1957 and its mortal remains then passed through several hands before being restored as ZK-AUD on 06-06-2002 with Bob McNair of Clevedon.
 ZK-BLI is c/n DHNZ128 and served as NZ1448 (hence the RNZAF serial on lower rear fuselage and the '48' on the engine cowling) from 10-10-1942 until 07-07-1955.
Its history can be viewed in an earlier post HERE
Yet to have its final colour scheme added is the Vans RV-7 ZK-DVS (c/n 73295) of Dean Voelkerling of Kamo. 
This first flew on 10-06-2016 having been registered back on 14-09-2015.
This unmarked Cessna O-1F Bird Dog is ZK-NAM2 (c/n 24106) was built to a US Army order and given the serial 57-2928 and ultimately went to the Air Force of the Republic of Vietnam (and I guess wore the '57-2928' marks there).
It came on to the NZ register on 08-03-2002 with the NAM Syndicate of Papakura.
Tecnam P2008 c/n 036 takes the initials of its listed owners K and D Walker of Pukeatua to become ZK-KDW from 24-02-2012.

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