VH-DJU Cessna 185
a sharp looking Skywagon at Bankstown in March of 1964. Photo by
Greg Banfield. It
registered (ex N2677Z) on the 20th of that same month, so Greg caught
it just as it had
assembled. Is it me, or does the pannier look larger than
standard? Bruce Hoy's shot
immediately below shows it at Lae, PNG on 1 January
1968. VH-DJU remained on the Aussie
register until July of 1993 when it went to New Zealand as ZK-JHS.
Peter Lewis photo-
(foot of the page) at Ardmore Airport, Auckland in September 2003.
that when light aircraft make the trip across the Tasman to Australia,
(generally via Norfolk Island)
the"ZK-" part of the rego
(normally left off for those aircraft which never leave the islands) is
often in masking tape.
Clearly that was the case with -JHS which appears to have
(nostalgic?) trip back to
Oz at about the time he took the photo below.
Still current, it has now
the (for New Zealand) more conventional "last three" only rego
configuration. I bitch
about this silly
idea elsewhere in my New Zealand collection narratives so will not
dwell on it here!