Wednesday 5 September 2018


When I was last down at Stratford, on 7/8/18, the locally based Ravensdown Aerowork Cresco 08-600 ZK-LTW3 (c/n 019) was operating off the aerodrome:

A wave from pilot Mark Tocher.


High humidity resulted in impressive propellor vortices

and climb out for spreading on a nearby farm.

This aircraft was built by Pacific Aerospace Corp as ZK-WAT for Wyndon Aviation Ltd (Mark Watson) of Weedons (just South of Christchurch) and was first registered to them on 7/7/97.  Its first flight was at Hamilton on 12/7/97 and it is photo'd above on 8/1/06.  On 27/11/08 ownership changed to Aerial Sowing Ltd of Hawarden in North Canterbury.

It then went to Wanganui Aerowork (2004) Ltd on 30/11/09 and it is photo'd above in their ownership at Masterton, on 18/3/10.

Wanganui Aerowork morphed into Ravensdown Aerowork Ltd of Wanganui and ZK-WAT is photo'd in their livery, again at Masterton, on 12/7/12.

Finally, it was re-registered as ZK-LTW3 on 3/10/12.  This is the third Cresco to be registered as ZK-LTW.

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