Thursday 16 November 2017


Some sixty two years ago the Cessna 180 c/n 31901 was listed as N3103D in the States.
After at least five private owners is was exported to Australia to become VH-RBE on 26-09-1975.
I shot it below at at Bankstown on 25-06-1976.
 After six Australian owners it was cancelled on 27-11-1987 and sent over to New Zealand and became ZK-FPP on 30-11-1987 thanks to Motor Holdings (Aviation ) Ltd at Dunedin.
On new Years day 1988 it was listed to M A and H S McLellen of Queenstown.
Photographed below at Christchurch on 17-10-1988.
 And then again at Christchurch on 21-11-1988.
 On 06-07-1992 ownership was passed to Menary Aviation Ltd at Kaikohe.
It was re-registered as ZK-JDM on 07-07-1992 - presumably for John and Des Menary.
I caught it below at Whangarei on 06-03-2009.
The paint scheme has not appears not to have changed since is delivery.
Jean210 captured it dropping in at Dargaville on 14-11-2017.


  1. Great to see JDM retain its original paint style and polished metal finish.

  2. I saw it last a couple of years ago at a farm strip just west of Kerikeri living there with Tiger Moth ZK-BEW before both moved on out of there.