Friday 4 August 2017

Christchurch on Thursday

 Cessna 177B Cardinal ZK-DDK2 (c/n 17701862) as listed with J R Beattie and Dunbar Orthopaedics Ltd of Waikouiti.
ZK-DDK began its NZ career as ZK-DJK back on 02-04-1973 and ended on the approach to Queenstown on 21-08-1997. It was rebuilt by Southair Aviation Ltd at Taieri and re-registered as ZK-DDK on 11-12-1998.
By April 2004 it was with Mac-Law Ltd of Dunedin and transferred to Mac-Law Ltd and Dunbar Orthopaedics Ltd in August 2008. It changed to its current listed owners on 22-05-2015 and still carries the 'Mac-Law Ltd' titles on its fin strake.
 Boeing 737-476 ZK-JTQ (c/n 24442) of Airwork Flight operations Ltd/Toll/NZPost at its daytime park at Christchurch International Airport. 
This airframe served with Australian Airlines from 1992 followed by QANTAS Airways Ltd before coming onto the NZ register as ZK-JTQ on 22-06-2006 for Jetconnect Ltd/QANTAS New Zealand.
Airwork Flight Operations Ltd took it on from 09-12-2011.
The two Aero L-29's ZK-SSU '64(c/n 395100) and ZK-VAU '45' (c/n 094019) are still resting quietly on the Western side of the airfield.
The ownership of both changed from Southern Warbirds Ltd to R G Young on 25-02-2016.

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