A blog on New Zealand Civil Aircraft encompassing previous histories and facts.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Masterton Cessna185 - 50th anniversary fly in.
A very close cousin to ZK-DPE is this Cessna A185F ZK-DPF. It is c/n A185F-02421and it joined the register on 06-11-1974 with Rex Aviation for delivery to Ron Fechney of Aylesbury. It is still in the family, now being registered to son Brian.
ZK-DRG is a humble Cessna 180J Skywagon with a c/n of 180J-52463. It joined our register via the Agents Rex Aviation on 07-11-1974. It served with Gordon Stewart Ltd until going to Aerial Work Ltd at Omaka in June of 1978. The Small's of Haka Valley had it briefly in 1981, before Leon Denize of Te Kuiti acquired it in November that year. John Goddard used it out of Rotorua between October 2000 and its sale to Far North Air in June of 2005. It has been with the DRG Partnership since December of 2006.
This Cessna 180K ZK-EOH is c/n 180K-53026 which ferried into Auckland in March 1979 for use by Geyserland Floatplane Holdings and then Geyserland Airways at Rotorua. It is currently with the Walton Family Trust.