Saturday 21 March 2020

Tiger Moth Fly in Ashburton 14th March # 4

Following along in support mode was the Cessna 180 ZK-AMK2 c/n 32470 as listed with Matahui Airlines Ltd of Whitianga.
Not a great deal younger than some of its biplane friends - being of 1956 vintage.
It came to NZ to become ZK-KMK in 2008 changing to ZK-AMK on 05-11-2019.
Older still is the Cessna 180 ZK-BDB c/n 30462 which appeared on our register on 11-08-1953.
Following a technical problem in October 1966 it came back as ZK-CWL in September of 1968.
Craig Stobbs restored it back to its original ZK-BDB marks on 04-02-2003. 
It joined its current owner Clevedon Aviation Ltd in mid-May 2007.
Down from Rangiora was the Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub ZK-BNX c/n 18-5453 from the BNX Syndicate.
Also on tour was the Stoddard-Hamilton Glastar ZK-CDPc/n 5567 of Rex De Bettencor of Whitianga.
Obviously ex military - as WB623 with the RAF Reserve Flying Schools  ZK-DUC is c/n C1-0064.
It came to NZ in late 1972 after time in Australia as VH-RVW - becoming ZK-DUC on 25-01-1974.
It was repainted back to its RAF scheme in late 1982 and joined the Spencer-Bower family in February of 1987.
It recently changed hands to Richard Fraser of Queenstown.
The John Baynes Team F1 Rocket ZK-FIZ2 c/n 173 was also part of the team.

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