Wednesday 22 March 2023

Cessna 180 ZK-BDR

   The Cessna 180 c/n 32496 was built in 1956 allocated N6599A but flight tested as N11B before going new to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at Perth as VH-FDP from 27-07-1956 and with a change of registration to VH-FDN in May of 1963.

It was re-registered prior to sale as VH-BDN2 on 18-10-1967 to B B Forrester of Carnarvon.As seen at Parafield 14-06-1976.
It then moved on to M Valentine of Woomera SA and then to the Berrima District Aero Club at Bowra NSW from 11-03-1977. 
Above. I noted it at Camden NSW on 14-03-1977 in Berrima District Aero Club marks.
J M Blair of Mittagong NSW listed it in 1978 and then it was listed back with the Berrima Aero Club Group by 1986.
Seen at Goulburn 05-11-1986 Tony Arbon
It was ferried from Australia, via Norfolk Island, into Auckland on 13-11-1994 for certification through Airflite South at Taieri and became ZK-BDRon 28-11-1994 and was then listed to Pukaki Inns Ltd of Twizel on 08-12-1994.

Caught at Bendrose Station 04-04-1995.

At Te Anau 15-02-1996.

In the Omarama hangar 31-12-1999.

At Nelson 19-05-2008.

         At Alexandra on 18-03-2023 was the Cessna 180 ZK-BDRc/n 32496 which was transferred to                                             Stacey Radford of Queenstown since August of 2009.
It is receiving some TLC from 'Hippie'.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Dave Paull, what an informative blurb on BDR. So meet you a few weeks ago. Have fun, rgds. . . . Hippy!