Saturday 10 June 2023

Cessna 172R ZK-NAO

 The Cessna 172R Skyhawk N2378E c/n 17280533 was cranked out in 10-1998 by the Cessna Aircraft Company at Independence, Kansas. and was shipped to the New Zealand agents Flightline Aviation Ltd (Papakura) and registered as ZK-JKB on 19-10-1998.
 It first flew here on 29-10-1998 and was taken on by the Massey Aviation School of Aviation at Palmerston North from 12-05-1999.

It is seen below at Ardmore on 19-03-2000.
Interestingly it was cancelled as exported on 16-01-2004.
Only to be re-registered on 22-01-2004 to Premi-Air Aviation Ltd of Auckland.
It then went to a series of operators in quick succession.
Auckland Aero Club (Inc) from 22-01-2004.
Icelandic Holdings Ltd of Auckland from 15-11-2004.
Skylease Ltd, Auckland from 17-06-2005.
Auckland Flight Training Ltd, Ardmore from 17-03-2006.
CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Ltd at Hamilton from 10-10-2006.

Then Tecnam Ltd, Papakura from 27-07-2010.
Todd Agri Ltd out of Murchison from 29-04-2011.

It was sold and re-registered as ZK-NAO2 to the Nelson Aviation College Ltd at Motueka from 27-03-2019

It was spotted today at Christchurch International by Tony McFarlin.
It arrived in from Paraparaumu on Thursday.

The first allocation of the ZK-NAO registration was carried on a Fokker F27 Srs 500 Combi between August 1973 and November 2012.

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