ZK-BBJ Douglas DC-3CS1C3G
The above image was
taken by David Molesworth from his favorite vantage point on a hillock
overlooking the apron at Wellington, Feb 1967. It depicts ZK-BBJ
after conversion to so=
called 'Skyliner' status. My own very grainy
shot below predates that by a dozen years or so.
aircraft was ex RNZAF NZ3552. It was released to NZNAC
on 15 July 1952. In 1954
was converted to 'Skyliner' standard and named 'Gisborne'.
Leased to Alpine
1970. Sold to Fieldair in 1972. After being
used as a topdresser it
was sold to Speedlink
Freight in 1980. Finally to North
Shore Helicopters in 1993. In
April 1994 it was ferried from
Auckland to Cambodia to operate with a
company carrying out contracts in that
to be in Kenya in 1995.
Further details unknown.