Monday 12 February 2018

ZK-CEQ update.

Following on from the brief mention a couple of days ago. See HERE
Here are more details on the Piper PA-28-140. ZK-CEQ.

With the c/n of 28-20052 is was the fifty third PA-28-140.
It was just one of a bunch of Piper aircraft that occupied the ZK-CEA to ZK-CEU range 
(minus ZK-CER which was not issued until 2007 to a Rans S-6S).

Airwork (NZ) Ltd of Ardmore registered ZK-CEQ on 19-08-1964 with it going to the Central Hawkes Bay Aero Club at Waipukurau from 21-09-1964.
 Above we have a photo at an unknown field, on an unknown date from a unknown photographer.
 Seen at Waipukurau by Allan Wooller in February of 1968 with 'Club' titles on the engine cowling.
It transferred to the Waitemata Aero Club at Ardmore from 22-12-1969 and we see it below at Ardmore on 27-05-1971 - again with 'Club' titles on the cowling.
Then below we see it at Wanganui on 26-09-1972 thanks to Ray Deerness.
In a different paint scheme of sorts.
I captured this view (below) at the terminal side of Wellington Airport on 07-01-1973
 By 1974 it had another paint scheme as seen (below) at Ardmore by Allan Wooller with 'Club' titles now on the door.
 Jump ahead for a few years to 12-03-1984 I caught it at Invercargill (below) having been through the paint shop yet again, now with a stylised 'W' forward of the door and now calling itself a Piper Cruiser.
It had the usual spate of incidents that training aircraft seem to suffer.
Damaged Ardmore on 03-01-1970.
Damaged Ardmore 13-09-1970 by the Cessna 180 ZK-CGJ.
Damaged Great Barrier Island on 24-10-1974.
Damaged 24-03-1977 at Ardmore following power loss.

 On 31-07-1985 ownership moved to A S Cassin of Auckland, and then to the CEQ Syndicate of Nelson from 27-09-1990.
From 11-02-1994 we see it move to A M and P G C Bailey followed by Justin Johnstone of Aerial                                                  Traffic Inspections Ltd of Papakura from 03-12-1994.
Independent Airways Ltd appear on the scene from 26-10-1999 and we see it below at Christchurch                          International Airport on 18-07-2015 - do I need to mention the paint scheme ?
Current owner Michael McKeown of Woodbury appears on the paper work from 01-09-2016.
I note that it is currently listed on Trade Me with a TTAF of 9300 hours.
 Above as seen on its home strip near Woodbury on 17-02-2017.
Above at Rangiora on 09-02-2018.

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