With Brendon Deere's P-51D-30NT Mustang, NZ2423 (serial no. 45-11513, now registered ZK-BHT) nearing the end of it's restoration at the Biggin Hill Historic Aircraft Centre at Ohakea and Keith's recent blog post. I thought it would be an appropriate time to share my photos from the 19th of August 2020, where I was fortunate enough to watch NZ2423's final time on the ground at John Smith's Mapua property. Before it began it's journey north to RNZAF Base Ohakea.
This week, NZ2423 is due to reach a major milestone of the complete restoration, where it will hopefully undergo an engine run, and a compass swing, weather dependant. This will mark the first time NZ2423 has been out on the airfeild at Ohakea since 1957.