ZK-BGE  Cessna 170B              (c/n  26455)


                                                 ZK-BGE was brand new and gleaming when these shot were taken 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 secretary?).
                                                 On 2 April 1960 it ran off the airstrip at Daragaville into the scrub and was badly damaged.
                                                 It was sold back to the distributors, Rural Aviation, "as is".  In the event they broke it up for
                                                 spares (or "reduced to produce", as we used to say).