||The last of the
English production run this aircraft arrived in New Zealand on 08
Registered as ZK-ADI to Air Travel (NZ) Ltd Hokitika on 29 January
Impressed into RNZAF with Unit 39 Rongotai for a cost of 1300
pounds on 12 April 1943 as NZ566.
Served with Communications Flight Rongotai and 42 Squadron.
Was stationed at Rotorua from 15 October 1945-19 April 1948 on
forest fire watching duties with the Squadron.
SOC RNZAF on 16 July 1948 and sold to NZ National Airways
Corporation for 1200 pounds.
Re-entered the civil register as ZK-ASP on 06 August of that year
To W.Wakeman, Christchurch 03 December 1953 who used it in
topdressing operations with Aerial Sowing Canterbury Ltd.
To Air Contracts Ltd, Masterton 28 July 1954 for charter work.
To A. Blechynden, Hamilton on 18 January 1957 for use on West
Coast whitebait operations.
To R. Rae, Rotorua 06 April 1959.
To S. Marker Christchurch 10 November 1960.
To J. Switzer, Christchurch 09 October 1961.
To A. Evans, Auckland 29 July 1968.
Badly damaged after the engine failed at 500 feet during a flight
on 30 July 1968 and stored at Ardmore.
Repaired and sold to M. Robertson, Auckland 18 March 1970.
Damaged in landing accident at Turangi on 18 March 1970.
Aircraft collided with a sheep during a
precautionary landing in a paddock.
Taken to Hastings for repair.
Flew again on 14 July 1970 by which time it had flown a total of
To D. Lilico, Auckland 20 April 1971.
To M. Robertson, Auckland 15 November 1972.
Shipped to United States in April 1975 while owned by Myles
Cancelled from NZ Civil Aircraft Register 15 July 1975.
Registered to Hamburg Aerodrome Inc, Lakeview, New York as N83DH
on 23 September 1975 and based at AeroPlaza Airfield, Washington.
US registration cancelled December 1984.
Registered to B. Woodford, Hamble, England as G-ADHA 03 December
To Wessex Aviation and Transport Ltd, Hamble, England 15 April
To G. Grocott, Switzerland. Registration cancelled 03 February
Returned to NZ Register on 04 February 1997 as ZK-ADI and
registered to Croydon Air Services, Gore.
Still flying in New Zealand as ZK-ADI.
Ivan Prince (Updated by Brendan Cowan)
AHSNZ publications 1972-1984. NZ
Civil Aircraft Register. CNAPG Website. "Taking Off' by R. Waugh. NZCAA
Accident Report. "Flying the Thermal Skies" by D. Stafford. "NZ Tiger
Moths" by C. Jenks and D. Phillips. "Cats Have Only Nine Lives" by Bryan
Cox. RNZAF records.
Emails: Keith Laird, Martin Edwards,
10 December 2013
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