D.H.94 Moth Minor
This Moth Minor was previously assigned the
UK registration G-AFON. In 1939 it was shipped
Australia, off-loaded, checked out, and then presumably stored
(somewhere). In 1941 it was sent
on to New
Zealand. Here it was registered ZK-AHK and operated by the New Plymouth
being impressed into the Royal New Zealand Air Force as NZ597.
After the war it returned to
Plymouth Aero Club in whose service it is seen in the poor rendition
above. (Even on the
there appears to be no visible registration either on the fuselage or
the tail).After a series
private owners and several periods on inacitivy over the past half
century, it is now restored and
flying again in New
Zealand. Below are two more images of -AKM. The upper one
is by Ivan
taken at Dairy Flat in 1966, whilst the lower is a contemporary shot
from Peter Prince's
(Ivan's brother) showing it as NZ597 and just plain "AKM".
(See my note on the top
ZK- index page for comments on this form of registration).