From an identification request - see the final photo below - we have established that the aircraft in question is the Cessna 172B ZK-RWC as seen at Ardmore recently by Ian Bevins.
A quick history of this airframe runs something like this :-
Cessna 172B c/n 48207.
This was one of just shy of 1000 B models built in the 1961 US fiscal year.
During this time period Cessna/FAA allocated a block of registrations to a production run of airframes and conveniently the last two numbers of the airframe c/n coincided with the last two numbers of the allocated US civil registration.
In this case we have c/n 48207 with the registration of N7707X.
If the aircraft was sold to a foreign country whilst still on the production line then the airframe invariably adopted the Cessna test registration of N11B for its test flights - with the initial US registration not being taken up.
So we have
N11B 1961 Cessna Aircraft Co. Wichita, Kansas. Test registration.
VH-RKC 08-03-1961 Rockhampton Aero Club, Rockhampton, Queensland.
18-04-1964 Kingsford Smith Flying Service, Bankstown, NSW.
VH-KFG2 14-04-1967 Kingsford Smith Flying Service, Bankstown, NSW.
11-05-1967 W D Cleary, Camden, NSW.
13-03-1975 Cancelled as withdrawn from use.
24-01-1986 E W Carter, Miranda, NSW.
To Australian Air League, Miranda, NSW.
12-07-1993 Michael Kevin Wills, Point Piper, NSW.
xx-11-1999 Michael Kevin Wills, Auckland, NZ.
19-12-2000 Noted at Ardmore.
03-04-2001 Australian registration cancelled.
ZK-MKW 20-04-2001 Michael Kevin Wills, Auckland, NZ. Personalised registration.
01-09-2005 M K Wills Ltd, Auckland.
ZK-RWC 11-11-2009 W H & C B Coop C/- Richard William Coop, Mahia.
Another personalised registration.
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