The next iteration of the P 92 to come along was the P 92 Classic which seemed to revert to an older style looking fuselage with squarer bottom corners. It can also be registered as a Light Sport Aircraft with a MAUW of 600 Kg and most of our Echo Classics are LSAs. The wingspan is slightly longer than on the Echo Super at 9.4 metres (30 feet 9 inches).
We have had eight P 92 Classics registered in New Zealand to date, as follows in the order of their date of registration:2 (c/n 1300) which was registered to Trevor R Doig of Hastings on 27/4/10. It is photo'd above at the 2013 Black Sands flyin at Raglan, on 2/11/03 and you can see it has a square-ish rear window and a cut down turtle deck, a bit like the very early P 92s. On 12/1/17 ownership changed to Stan Hyde of Feilding and it moved on to the Feilding Flying Club on 20/6/17 with whom it is still current and very active.
2 was the Classic De Luxe model ZK-TLS (c/n 1301) which was registered to Ardmore Aviation Services Ltd (Giovanni Nustrini) on 27/4/10. It is photo'd above on 10/7/10 at North Shore where you can see that it has a more streamlined rear window and turtle deck than ZK-TRD2. On 30/7/10 it went to U Fly Ltd of Wanaka, and later of Haast. On 5/11/10 it was re-designated as an Ultralight. The ownership changed on 1/10/14 to CN and CJ (Cliff) Bellingham of Pukekohe with whom it is still current.
2 (c/n 1485) which was registered on 17/4/14. It is photo'd above at Rangiora on 31/3/17.
ZK-VTE (c/n 1526) was registered to GS Thompson of Tauranga on 11/12/15. It is photo'd above at Paraparaumu on 28/10/18.
2 (c/n 1544) was the second P 92 Classic aircraft for the Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club. It was registered to them on 8/8/16 and it is photo's above on 31/3/17 at Rangiora. It suffered a forced landing accident at Glentui on 28/4/21 and was written off. I understand that it will be replaced with a Tecnam Echo Mk II.
2 (c/n 1601) was the third Echo Classic airaft for the Canterbury Recreatuional Flying Club. It was registered to them on 19/7/19 and is photo'd above at Rangiora on 7/9/19. On 15/8/19 it was re-designated as an Ultralight.
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