P.10 Vega Gull
I would definitely
like a better print of this rare old bird. (The one below
is even worse!).
This machine was
originally imported into new Zealand in 1937 as ZK-AFI. It "did
time" as NZ571. Upon the
cessation of hostilities it was sold to the Wellington Aero Club
in 1946 (in whose employ it is
seen in the lower fuzzy image) as ZK-AKV. It then flew for
various owners until 1963 when it was
withdrawn from use and ostemsibly broken up.
Turns out bits and pieces were salvaged by John Geary and
it is currently stored in South
Auckland. Hopefully it will
become the subject of a restoration project.