Sunday, 2 January 2011
Recent Rangiora departures
The Canadian built De Havilland DHC-1A1 Chipmunk ZK-CVM , c/n 34 , of Don Penniall has moved north to Matahui Airlines Ltd of Katikati. Built for the Indian Government in 1949 it was registered here on 03-04-2003. It has the later Canadian style canopy fitted. Its markings of CVM and 034 are the last three letters of its original Indian registration of VT-CVM and its construction number of 34; with the Canadian maple leaf insignia within the roundel. I am wondering if - now that Don's hangar is empty - if we will see the LOM powered Chipmunk come together here !
Now if memory serves me - Glen started to build a Air Camper sometime in the 80's, but sold the project. Is this the same airframe that he has re acquired ? Pic taken at Rangiora on 26-07-2009.