18 April 2013

25 Years Ago - April 1988 - Bits and Pieces

Clutton Fred Series 2 ZK-ELJ at Taieri on 1 April 1988

Cavalier SA.102.5 ZK-DJJ at Wanaka on 2 April 1988. I never realised they were a derivative of the GY20 Minicab... There is a nice piece about ZK-DJJ at
I am a bit a Maule-lover... Maule M5-235C Lunar Rocket ZK-EOT was taken at Wanaka on 2 April 1988
The Footrot Flats Flyer - Jodel D11 at Wanaka on 2 April 1988
A couple of high performance machines - Above Beech 35-C33A Debonair ZK-MEC and belowPA-46-310P Malibu N2482Y which eventually became ZK-MBU. Both taken at Wanaka on 2 April 1988.  

The original  ZK-VNM - De Havilland DH112 Venom Mk 1 at Wanaka on 2 April 1988. ZK-VNM/3 was at the Wings over Wairarapa show at Masterton this year - http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/jets-at-masterton.html
Not what it seems - Cessna 182Q Skylane II ZK-DCJ masquerading as ZK-DFQ for a movie. Photo taken at Christchurch on 4 April 1988

Back in home country - Piper Pa32-300 Cherokee 6 ZK-ECV was first operated in New Zealand by Westland Flying Services - see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2010/04/hokitikas-westland-flying-services.html. It was back at Hokitika on 12 April 1988. It is now registered ZK-OMT - see http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/pipers-at-masterton-wings-over-wairarapa.html
The RNZAF's last Bristol Freighter - It's life was primarily lived with Safe Air  as ZK-CLT. It was  photographed at Wigram on 26 April 1978 after being given to the RNZAF Museum.


  1. The posting by Gunther Bartell is a bit old now.

    ZK-DJJ has since left the country - twice!

    Some years ago it flew to Norfolk Island and return on a WASC club trip.
    Gunther has since moved to Australia, and flew the Cavalier across himself in 2010.

    It now flys as VH-EJJ.

    1. Hi I am an old friend of Gunther. Can you give me any follow up details ie where in Oz? Fiona

  2. Hi, I run the Clutton FRED fan site cluttonfred.info and would be very interested in getting a high-resolution, non-watermarked version of the pic of ZK-ELJ for the site and collection of FRED photos on Flickr. Please contact me at cluttonfred@me.com. Thanks! Matthew