ZK-ACM  Avro 594 Avian IVM              (c/n     ?)


                                           Another of Blackmore Air Services' aircraft.  In this view of the Avian the differences between it
                                           and its contemporary light plane of the day, the D.H.60 Moth can easily be discerned. The lower
                                           shot was taken by Ken Meeham in the 1940s when it sported a silver with green fuselage top and
                                           rego. My shot above was taken at a later date in the early 1950s.  ZK-ACM was destroyed in a
                                           fire on the night of 23/24 February 1974 in a barn near Wanganui.  It had been withdrawn from
                                           active use in 1970.