Stinson SR-10C Reliant
A nice shot by Jim
Dyson (via David Molesworth) of an elegant old lady.
This Reliant had
along history before being imported
into New Zealand in 1954. Originally a civil machine
it was impressed into service with the Royal Navy as BS803, and was
as G-AGZV. It went out to
Kenya in 1947 as VP-KDV, only to be returned to the U.K.in
October 1951. This "Cadillac
of the Skies" was operated by James Aviation, but was
unfortunately destroyed by fire at
Rotorua in September 1957.