ZK-BJT Cessna 170B
This photograph was taken, not in New Zealand, but at
Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne,
in 1956. Dave Irons,
in New Zealand advises the reason for this: It was, in fact, a
Aviation demonstration aircraft, and they decided to do a tour of
Australia even though,
at that time, import licences for US aircraft were not yet being
given They were, soon
however, and began a glut of "Wichita Spam Cans" in Oz, but that's
indicates that he disassembled ZK-BJT at Rogotai Airport (now Wgtn) and
put it on the
steamship "Wanganella" as
deck cargo. After its tour of Australia it was
shipped back across
the Tasman and he was tasked with reassembling it in Auckland.
From there it was
flown back to New Plymouth, and was sold to the Hawera Aero Club.
This aircraft is still flying in New
Zealand, owned by the Lucas and Smith syndicate from
station in Canterbury.