Monday 19 June 2017

Volmer Sportsman ZK-CTY Update

I looked at the You Tube clip of the nice scale model of Volmer Sportsman ZK-CTY and wondered why the builders (who were German or continental I assume?) chose to model their aircraft as a New Zealand example.

But it was also very timely because ZK-CTY has "resurfaced" recently (not quite literally!).  There have been reports on Wings Over New Zealand about a seaplane lying derelict in a field near where SH 2 turns off SH 1 South of Auckland.  Well it turned out that it was ZK-CTY which I would have thought was fading away to that great seaplane home over the far horizon.....

But the outlook for ZK-CTY has taken a turn for the better.  It was rescued from its field by Stan Smith and trailered away as caught by Mike Condon at Ardmore on 25/5/17.  Stan now has it at his North Shore airfield base and he tells me that he is going to restore it to flying condition.

I hope the builders of the scale ZK-CTY can read this and add it to the story of their model.

If you are interested in the history of Volmer Sportsmans of New Zealand have a look at:

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