Operated by the New Plymouth
Aero Club when these shots were taken, this Rearwin had been
imported for the club in
1938 as ZK-AGQ.
It returned to New Plymouth following its war
time impressment as
NZ599. After a series of private owners it was ferried from
to Pongakawa in 1978 for
restoration. By mid 2005 the restoration was almost complete and
should fly again shortly. The above image is by James Dyson
(via David Molesworth)
and, whilst my lower one
shows the aircraft looking "fatter" I can assure you that the image has
not been touched up in any way!