Sunday 29 November 2020

The beaut UTE

The Andy Stephenson Aviation Ltd Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian ZK-UTE3  (c/n 4697190)  was noted at Rangiora yesterday.

According to FR24 it did the Gisborne - Christchurch International - Rangiora and return in under four hours.

Airborne for Christchurch International - about 8 minutes away.

This was a product of 2004 and spent its early years in the States as N3103A before moving to Australia as VH-AFK8 in early 2017.
It arrived in Gisborne on 09-08-2019  to replace Andy's Beech A36 Bonanza ZK-UTE2 which had been re-registered as ZK-TRC

To complete the picture - the first allocation of the ZK-UTE letters went to a re-registration of the NZ Aerospace FU24-954 ZK-VAL.
This was also used by Andy and went on to become ZK-CRY2.

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