When I was living in Feilding in the 1980s I remember catching up with Jim Fordyce at the local Manawatu chapter meetings of the AACA. Jim was an experienced homebuilder who had built and flown his Taylor Monoplane ZK-CQE and Jodel D 11 ZK-ECU. And at several chapter meetings at his house we got to see his latest project which was building two Hovey Delta Hawks in parallel. I was impressed with Jim's workmanship and I thought the planes looked great, They were both registered, as ZK-FSM and ZK-FSN, on 12/12/88 and were like identical peas in a pod:
ZK-FSM (c/n 46JAF3) was registered to D J Bowers of Palmerston North. On 7/7/00 ownership changed to the Anderson, Perry and Coleman Syndicate of Palmerston North and it is still current with them, and still based at Feilding.
ZK-FSN (c/n 46JAF4) was Jim Fordyce's own Delta Hawk. It was registered to him at Feilding and he later moved to Wairoa. On 26/3/08 it was sold to Allan Brizzell of Westport, and then on 10/1/09 it went to the Poutama Family Trust of Shannon (later followed by the Poutama Family Trust #2 on 2/9/13). It was withdrawn on 5/5/16.
Both photos were taken at Feilding early on in the 2 aircraft's lives, in 1989.
Not for getting JAU at Stratford. Altho now based in Hamilton somewhere,s.ReplyDelete
Yes I also remember ZK-JAU "Ladyhawk" at Stratford. There has also been another Delta Hawk registered here, being Jevon Snowden's ZK-FPU which first flew from Otaki. I might get around to posted about them as I have plenty of time just now!ReplyDelete
FSM - is still still sitting in the corner of the same hangar, in Feilding, as shown in the photo.ReplyDelete
ZK-FSN is currently for sale on Facebook marketplaceReplyDelete
Zk fsn delta hawk is forsale on market place on facebook in manawatuReplyDelete
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I own ZK-FNC.it is in my living room,under restoration.can anyone help with information on these aircraft?ReplyDelete