Friday 8 April 2022

Motueka news.

Lord Nelson was at Motueka today - Friday 8th and reports the following.
The Cessna 185D Skywagon ZK-CKT c/n 185-0929 which was listed to Shannon Harnett of Opotiki in mid December 2020.

Being cleaned up before export was the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver ZK-LAY c/n 124 of GCH Aviation Ltd.
Thought to be one of several being rounded up for export.

The Westland Scout AH/1 ZK-HQU2 c/n F9475 of Chris Marsden still in its Raspberry Ripple "Empire Test Pilots School" markings.
Earlier posts oon this one can be seen here :-


  1. Could you please clarify what you mean by "Thought to be one of several being rounded up for export". Do you mean Beavers, local aircraft or aircraft in general?

  2. Not that long ago (about 2010) we were down to about four Beavers and now, according to my list, we have twelve, as follows; ZK-AMA(2), ZK-AMD(2), ZK-AZB, ZK-BBX, ZK-BVA, ZK-CKH, ZK-CMW, ZK-LAV, ZK-LAY, ZK-FPZ, ZK-SBV, ZK-WKA. Am I missing any?

  3. We are on the road at the moment, so just from memory that list looks pretty good. At least three of those are non flyers.
    N375RM is lying about still I think.

  4. N375RM c/n 1227 is on the CAA register as ZK-AMD though still dismantled.