PA-22 Tri-Pacer (c/n
Fortunately Jim Dyson's nice shot above (via David
Molesworth) is sharp enough to be able
discern the miniscule rego on this typical Tri-Pacer. (In a
few years time, Tri-Pacers would
shipped with a gap in the fuselage strip for a large scale rego to be
painted on). This Piper
was sold by the
distributors, Airwork (NZ), to a private owner in Christchurch at the
end of 1955.
It had several owners during the
next 20 odd years including the Tauranga Aero Club and Christ-
church Central Flying School. It was privately owned when it was
written off in a crash near the
summit of Titiokura Hill, 30 km from Napier in October of 1978.