Friday 2 April 2021

PAC CT 4E Airtrainer ZK-PTV at Tauranga

Captured at Tauranga a couple of weeks ago by the Hairy Mole Rat was CT 4E Airtrainer ZK-PTV (c/n 214):

This airframe was constructed by Pacific Aerospace Corporation as ZK-PTE and registered in October 1998 before being leased to the RNZAF as NZ1989 from November 1989.  Along with its fellow fleet members ZK-PTA to ZK-PTM the fleet was restored to their original registrations in March 2015 for BMH Ltd of Napier (except for ZK-PTF which crashed in January 2010).  However this airframe could not be restored to its original registration as ZK-PTE had been allocated to a Yak 52 in the meantime, so it became ZK-PTV.

The fleet of ex RNZAF CT 4E Airtrainers has gradually been sold over the last few years and no doubt ZK-PTV will also be listed for sale in due course.

Thanks for the photo HMR.

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