Tuesday 31 October 2023

Piper Seneca ZK-ROC.

 Piper PA-34-200 Seneca ZK-ROC c/n 34-7350084 was actually produced in 1972 and registered as N15668 to the Piper Aircraft Corporation at Vero Beach, Florida and had at least four US owners before it was ferried into Auckland via Pago Pago on 21-10-1987.

It became ZK-ROC on 09-12-1987 to the importers Airwork (NZ) 1984 Ltd of Ardmore and was listed to its new owner R O Christopers (hence the ROC registration) of Kerikeri on 08-07-1988.

It has had a multitude (ie about twenty) of owners/operators over the years.

Above, as seen at Ardmore on 02-12-1993 whilst with the Ardmore Flying School.

At Momona Airport, Dunedin on line with Mainland Air Services Ltd on 10-12-1996.

Also at Dunedin Airport 06-10-1999 with Mainland Air titles.

As noted at Paraparaumu on 26-03-2008 whilst listed with Wanganui Commuter Ltd.

As seen on 18-01-2013 whilst with Helipro Aviation Training Co.

 It has been listed with Landpro Ltd of Cromwell since 12-09-2023. 
It spent much of last week aerial surveying in the Culverden Basin of North Canterbury.It was captured above at Rangiora on Saturday the 28th refueling prior to a run home to its Wanaka base.

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