The Macchi MB 308 was an all wooden sport aircraft that was manufactured in Italy from the late 1940's onwards. It was powered by a Continental C-85 motor and had an maximum all up weight of 642 Kg, which makes it quite close to a modern microlight. The MB 308 was one of the most prolific aircraft manufactured in Italy in the 1950's and many examples were used by Italian Aero Clubs.
I-AHDF (c/n 79/5852) was delivered on 21/11/47 to Marchese Francesco di Francia of Palermo (what a cool name!). It then went to the Italian Aero Club of Rome on 19/11/62, and then to Felice di Napoli, also of Rome on 27/12/92.
This leads to the New Zealand connection as Felice di Napoli imported it into New Zealand in the 1990's. Felice flew it as I-AHDF in New Zealand for some time before registering it as ZK-MDF to Sky Arrow NZ Ltd on 1/10/98 (Felice was also the importer of New Zealand's 3 Sky Arrows). ZK-MDF was registered to General Avia South Ltd in 10/99 and was cancelled on 17/9/02 as exported. Can anyone supply a better photo of ZK-MDF than the above which I copied off the internet?
The aircraft then turned up in Australia and and thanks to Matt we know that it had the registration VH-MBZ reserved for a while (in the link below). But it eventually was restored on the Australian microlight register as 24-5431 (the 24 signifies that is is a factory built aircraft). It flew again in Australia on 17/8/08, at Serpentine Airfield, WA. There is an interesting link to the aircraft at http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892918&page=6
I am afraid that I cannot award a chocolate fish for the first set of answers because no-one identified the location. However QW wins a chocolate fish for correctly advising where I-AHDF is now. Thanks for this, we have been able to add some more information to this interesting aircraft that was here for a while in New Zealand. If QW contacts Blue Bus on the email address in the Blog header I will see about delivering the chockie fish.