21 October 2021

It's not becoming ZK-ZEG!


UPDATED 21 October 2021

The educated speculation is no longer speculation... Listed in the CAA aircraft register changes of ownership today is ex-Fly My Sky Britten Norman Islanders, ZK-EVO which has been registered to Golden Bay Air Ltd effective on the 19th of July 2021 .

Golden Bay Air currently operates Piper PA34 Seneca ZK-ZAG, Piper PA28 Archer ZK-ZOG and Gippsland Airvan ZK-ZUG. I presume the Islander will replace the Seneca... see https://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2021/07/golden-bay-air-7-questions-for-7th-month.html

Going on Golden Bay Air's history my money is on it becoming ZK-ZEG. Either way, I am certainly looking forward to seeing the Islander appear in Golden Bay's smart livery.

And the update, Lisa Sheppard, one of Golden Bay's owners, has posted a comment,  "we will keep EVO's name (rego) to preserve her history:-)"

My profile on Golden Bay Air can be found here... http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2011/06/sun-is-shining-on-golden-bay-air.html

We still wait for a change of ownership to appear for the other two ex-Fly My Sky Islander, ZK-PIY. 


  1. While ZEG would make sense given the naming pattern, I'd actually be a bit sad to see EVO lose it's current identity. It's been around for many years now - perhaps they could do what Air Chathams did with KRA and keep it as an odd one out.

  2. Kia ora Anon - never fear, ZK-ZEG was originally on the cards (good guess Steve) but after we got her, we felt the same - we will keep EVO's name to preserve her history:-)

  3. I remember working for Napier Aero Club when EVO arrived in NZ for Cooksons. What’s scary for me is that was 35 years ago 😎