Rans S-6S Coyoye 11 ZK-XAS , c/n 03081871 , at Rangiora 03-01-2011, on its way from New Plymouth, Omaka to home base Taieri.
The XAS registration comes partly from a character in the book Vintners Luck and also in memory of an amazingly sociable cream Burmese cat named XAS. He loved riding in the car, would eat cherries, apricots and apples and had no hesitation in going flying. Corran was previously partners in the Druine Turbulent ZK-CGT with John Penno; Corby Starlet ZK-EEZ with David King and Pauline Hogue and in the Cherokee 140 ZK-DEJ and is in the Cherokee 235 ZK-LYC syndicate.
The above notes have been extracted from the pages of the December 2009 issue of the N.Z.Aviation News Magazine.