ZK-BEL  Cessna 180          (c/n  30614)


                                                 Rural Aviation of Auckland were large users of topdressing aircraft in the 1950s, many of
                                                 which were Cessna 180s.  ZK-BEL was typical..  This company was, I  believe, either a
                                                 forerunner of, or a completely different company from, Rural Aviation 1963 Ltd.   Anyway,
                                                 this aircraft survived its tour of duty as a topdresser and, in fact, participated in the Around
                                                 New Zealand Air Race 2004.   The nice contemporary image below is via www.airrace.co.nz
                                                 Surprisingly, it is carrying the full ZK- rego!