24 May 2019

Once an "airliner" - ZK-EKS

I caught up on Piper Cherokee 6 ZK-EKS at Tauranga on 17 May 2019. The last time I photographed it was 30 years ago at Oamaru! I clearly have been in the plane spotting business too long!

In the 1980s ZK-EKS was used by two operators offering regular air services...

NZ Air Charter flew regular services from Ardmore to Dargaville, Kaikohe and Kaitaia in Northland, to Great Barrier Island as well as to the Coromandel and Raglan.

Air North Shore operated regular services between Dairy Flat/North Shore Airport and Great Barrier Island.


  1. That eks is actually ddf ..eks had a fire while on the ground destroying the cockpit and part of the wings....ddf had a overhaul during which they discovered corrosion they got the rear fuselage of eks cause the serial is on the tail section she became eks....besides ddf was a airliner too

  2. https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2010/08/cherokee-sixs-zk-ddf-and-zk-eks.html