20 May 2013

Aerostar ZK-MVY

Parked up on the Western grass near the Canterbury Aero Club today was the Piper Aerostar 600A ZK-MVY (c/n 60-0649-7961206). As the c/n implies it was manufactured in 1979 and registered as N8245J with Ted Smith Aerostar Corporation of Santa Maria, California.
 In early 1982 it dashed down to Australia and became VH-MVY on 17-08-1981 to Ansett General Aviation and then to McKnight Airlines Pt Ltd at Deniliquin from 31-07-1985. After a lease to Western N.S.W Airlines at Wagga Wagga it returned to McKnight Airline. It flew into Auckland after an Island hop on 24-09-1993 and became ZK-MVY on 27-10-1993 with Stewart Buckley of Papakura. From mid May of 1994 it spent about seven months listed to Airline Flying Club, returning to Buckley Air Ltd on 02-02-1995.
Current owner is David and Margaret Brown of Auckland.
Photo above taken today.
Photo below shows it at Christchurch on 06-07-2005.

1 comment:

  1. Operated on behalf of Christian Aviation flying as "Christian 1 Yankee". Flew Christchurch-Wellington-Ardmore 20 May.