04 August 2016

JGA's 8th airline

Piper Navajo ZK-JGA has been operated by more airlines than most...

It arrived in the country as VH-TRP in 1985 as seen here at Christchurch on 16 October.
It then went into service with Alexandra-based Goldfields Air. Photographed at Christchurch on 9 April 1986.
See : http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2010/09/goldfields-air-alexandras-airline.html
It then was sold to Greymouth based Coast Air. Photographed at Christchurch on 4 April 1988
See : http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2010/07/westlands-commuter-airline-coast-air.html
Air Nelson was the next airline to operate JGA. Photographed at Oamaru on 17 October 1990
It then went to Blenheim-based Air Marlborough. Photographed at Woodbourne on  5 December 1996
See : http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/09/marlboroughs-commuter-airline-air.html
After that it did charter and air ambulance work for Air Manawatu. Photographed at Gisborne on 2 December 2009
It was with short-lived North Shore Air. Photographed at Tauranga on  28 September 2015
See : http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/09/north-shore-air-aucklands-north-shore.html

It was used by Sunair for a short time. Photographed at Tauranga on 13 March 2016
See : http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2011/02/sunair-still-shining-25-years-on.html
And finally with Flight Hauraki. Photographed at Ardmore on 24 March 2017.
See: http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/flight-hauraki-new-zealands-newest.html


  1. I think you mean charter and ambulance work with Air Manawatu alongside 421C ZK-TRC :-)

  2. seems like the aeroplane is very unlucky !!