ZK-AHO  Beech AT-11 Kansan                            (c/n    3691)


                                          Very few Beech Kansans made it onto the civil aircraft registers of the world (even in the
                                          US) and hence this is something of a rarity.   Beech Aircraft built two versions of their model
                                          18 as U.S. Army trainers.  The AT-7 was basically a straight D-18C primarily for navigator
                                          training, whilst the AT-11 had a glazed nose for bombardiers to practice their art.   This AT-11
                                          (formerly 42-37208) found its way on to the New Zealand Civil Register in 1947 and was
                                          operated by N.Z. Aerial Mapping Co.   It has been preserved and is on display at Auckland's
                                          Museum of Transport and Technology.