I caught the Cessna 172S ZK-TZR2 (c/n 172S8673) at Ashburton on Thursday the 15th.
This 172 was built as N741SP by Cessna in the second half of 2000 and joined Triangle Aviation Service Inc of Leesburg Florida from 03-03-2001. Sturno Inc of Ponca Inlet Florida followed from 19-06-2006 and then it was in the books of Southern Wings Aircraft Sales In of Bethany Oklahoma in May of 2008 for its move to NZ.
In NZ it was initially registered as ZK-NHM with Clansman Vineyards Ltd of Blenheim from 15-09-2008. A year later (04-09-2009) it was with Sounds Air Travel and Tourism Ltd of Picton who re-registered it as ZK-SAN on 22-09-2009.
With the arrival of a new Cessna 208 Caravan this ZK-SAN registration was transferred from the 172 to the 208. In the process the 172 was very briefly listed as ZK-VBF before becoming ZK-TZR - all on the same date of 28-06-2013.
Part of the ZK-TZ* registration block was used by Izard Pacific Aviation of Taupo and sure enough ownership of the Cessna was changed to Izard on 04-07-2013.
They in turn sold it on to Kenyon Land Co Ltd of Porangahau from 21-10-2014 and it joined its current owner Lionel Green of Christchurch from 04-10-2017.
Somewhat more advanced in years is the old straight tailed Cessna 172 ZK-BVP (c/n 36582) which I caught on take off from Rangiora yesterday (Sunday 18th).
This one was first registered to Rural Aviation Ltd at New Plymouth on 03-03-1958 and remained at Bell Bock with the New Plymouth Aero Club. It was moved on in mid-1961 and some sixteen owner/operators later it was taken up by Avskills Ltd in 2011.
Noted scooting back to its hangar at Rangiora yesterday was the Aerospatiale AS 350 B2 ZK-IFI (c/n 1902).
I mentioned this airframe earlier Here.
A surprise catch was the Avid Flyer Stol UL MkIV ZK-JFR (c/n 1206C).
It was first registered on 04-08-1995 to Henri J Bennik of Levin on 04-08-1995 then to P C McKinlay of Wanaka from 27-03-1998. Then Bill Penman of Palmerston North took it on from 09-12-2006 followed by Philip Budding from 25-01-2016.
Nice to see BVP is still in the air. I frequently flew it in the late 60s when owned by Wairarapa & Ruahine Aero Club. In those days its six pot Continental engine suffered from overheating in climbout.ReplyDelete