ZK-BGE was brand new and gleaming when these shot were
in early 1955. Mine is
above and Jim
Dyson's (via David Molesworth), below. It had been taken on
charge at the
Auckland Aero Club in November 1954, who named it "C.B.
Smith" (a past
On 2 April 1960 it ran off the
Daragaville into the scrub and
was badly damaged.
sold back to the distributors, Rural
Aviation, "as is". In the event they broke it
(or "reduced to produce", as we used to say).