Saturday 28 October 2017

New Old PAC 750XL ZK-XLR at Tauranga

Our correspondent the Hairy Mole Rat was at Tauranga Airport on 26 October to capture the newly registered PAC 750XL ZK-XLR (c/n 105).

ZK-XLR was registered to Northern Southern Holdings Ltd of Otane on 28/8/17.  Although it looks to be still configured for skydiving I understand that it is going to be reconfigured as a utility aircraft (thanks Delticman).

However it is not a new aircraft, having been used by Skydive Nagambie, Victoria in Australia as VH-XLS for many years (Nagambie is North of Melbourne).  It still wears its Australian colours as can be seen in the photo below from the Skydive Nagambie Facebook page.

But it also has a previous New Zealand identity being the fifth PAC 750XL to be built by Pacific Aerospace and being registered as ZK-JPV on 16/3/04.  It was cancelled from the register on 3/5/04 after flying across the Tasman.

1 comment:

  1. The Directors of the company are both ag operators. Likely to become an ag frame?