Sunday 5 September 2021

Tecnam P 92s of New Zealand (6) - Later Echo Supers

 A further six P 92 Echo Super aircraft were registered here between 2003 and 2009:

ZK-TES (c/n 720) has spent its entire life at Tauranga, being first registered to Health Solutions Consultancy Ltd on 29/1/03 then moving to Michael Gordon on 29/4/13 and then to the TES Syndicate of Papamoa on 21/4/17.  The above photo was taken at the 2013 Black Sands flyin at Raglan on 2/11/13 where it can be seen that it is fitted with a glider tow hook.  I checked back and ZL-LJW and ZK-TGT were also fitted with tow hooks.

ZK-THA (c/n 785) was registered to the Hawera Aero Club on 19/9/03.  It crashed on take off from Dannevirke on 30/1/06 and its registration was cancelled on 2/8/06.  However it was rebuilt and registered again, to DC Trust of Thames on 15/9/09 and it is photo'd above in his ownership at a flyin at Parakai on 27/2/10, still in its original colour scheme.

Ownership transferred to Cliff Johnston at Hastings on 27/3/12 and then to the Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club on 20/7/12.  Somewhere along the way it was repainted as in the above photo taken at Hastings on 21/07/12.  It is one of the few Tecnams that have been repainted.

On 16/6/16 ownership transferred to RG Alexander of Kaikohe and it is photo'd above in his ownership at Whangarei on 26/11/17.

ZK-CDL2 (c/n 790) was registered to Harvey Lockie of  Auckland on 26/11/03 and it has been based at Parakai for all of its life.  Ownership changed to Leading Edge Aviation Ltd of Parakai on 29/11/09 and then on 28/6/10 to Parakai Flying School Kevin Taylor), and again on 10/6/16 to Aerodrome IT Systems Ltd (Harvey Lockie) of Helensville.  The above photo shows it on take off from Kaipara Flats airfield on 7/4/19. 

It then went in for a refurbishment at Leading Edge Aviation and re-appeared wearing this new colour scheme, as photo'd looking smart at the 2019 Black Sands flyin at Raglan, on 9/11/19.

Meanwhile down in Napier Ken McKee registered his third P 92 and second Echo Super as ZK-KMA3 (c/n 1074) on 21/11/07.  I guess you can't get much better approval than a third time P 92 purchaser.  It is photo'd above at the 2014 Black Sands flyin at Raglan, on 8/11/14.

The Chris and Linda Haynes Family Trust of Te Aroha registered their Echo Super ZK-CLH2 (c/n 1109) on 17/6/08.  It is photo'd above at the 2008 Black Sands flyin at Raglan

On 27/4/11 ownership changed to Piako Flyers Ltd of Matamata (Rainer Kunnemeyer and Annegret Doer), and on 28/4/11 it was re-registered as ZK-PFL.  Piako Flyers Ltd shifted to Hamilton on 12/2/14 and ZK-PFL is photo'd above at Te Kowhai on 10/4/18.

And our final P 92 Echo Super to date is ZK-LTF2 (c/n 1075) which was registered to RA Owen of Christchurch on 16/12/09, and it is still current with him.  It is photo'd above at Rangiora on 8/9/14.

That is the end of our P 92 Echo Supers to date (with probably no more coming unless they are used  imports).  The next model of P 92 to come along was the P 92 Eaglet which I will cover next.

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