Thursday 30 December 2021

Zenair CH701 STOL ZK-MIZ

Zenair CH701 STOL N821CD (c/n 7-4094) appeared on the US register on 03-02-2010 with Chris Desmond of Sebastopol, California. 

On 20-04-2012 it moved to Farris Ellis over at Rincon, Georgia followed by Ron Thompson of Titusville, Florida from 11-09-2013. 
Its US letters were cancelled on 15-10-2014 on export to NZ.
The photo above from Air and shows it as N821CD at Casa Grande on 03-03-2012.
 Note the small tail wheel mounted on the rudder post [since removed in a weight reduction programme].
Its US registration was cancelled on 15-10-2014 and it arrived at Rangiora in mid December 2014. 

It is seen below on 20 -12-2014 without markings.

It was listed as ZK-AMC2 on 14-01-2015 to Alex and Richard Mason of Rangiora.
Its markings were applied two days later.
Photo above was shot on 16-01-2015 with the "AMC" markings not yet dry.
That's Richard with his head in the bowels of the Grey Ghost.

Above as seen at Loburn Abbey on 22-04-2017.

On 14-10-2021 I caught up with the airframe again at Timaru but did not recognise the registration of  'MIZ'.
Turns out it had just been sold to P A Innes of Timaru from 03-09-2021 with the change of registration paperwork to ZK-MIZ2 with NZCAA.

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