Saturday 21 March 2020

Tiger Moth Fly in Ashburton 14th March # 2.

Continuing the Ashburton Tiger Moth fly-in we have :-

ZK-BLI c/n DHNZ128 as built by de Havilland at Rongotai for the RNZAF as NZ1448 in 1942. 
It joined our civil register in August of 1955. It has been listed with the Tiger BLI Syndicate since March 2005.
 ZK-BMY is c/n DHNZ101 built by the same mob for the same mob as NZ1421.
It became ZK-BMY in December of 1955.
It has been with Des Strong of Palmerston North since April 2009.
 As you can probably deduce this is/was NZ1443 with the RNZAF.
This makes it c/n DHNZ123 from September 1942. 
It became ZK-BRL in May of 1957, joining the East Canterbury Aviation Ltd (Russell Brodie) at Rangitata Island from September 2007.
I believe it is known as 'Lilly'.
 It was not entirely a Tiger Moth show.
Noted was the Vincent family Auster Syndicates Auster 5C ZK-AZF c/n 1272.
This is very much a 'War Bird' as it was built in 1945 for the RAF before joining  the British civil register as G-ALKI in May 1949.
It had the honor of being placed 3rd in the 1950 Kings Cup Air Race before becoming ZK-AZF for Goodwin McNutt in December of 1951.
It has been with the Vincent family since 1976 and used to be 'Alfie'.
 You don't have to be a Tiger to tag along.
Here we have the Piper PA-18 Super Cub ZK-BKW c/n 18-4673 which has been with Leanne Butler of Papakura since February of 2014.
It has been flying in NZ almost as long as the Tiger Moths - first listed with Airwork (NZ) Ltd on 27-03-1956.

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