ZK-BQG      Cessna 172         (c/n    28480)


                                                             One of the first of the Cessna tricycle gear aircraft on the New Zealand register.   This shot
                                                             was taken by Jim Dyson in 1956 (reproduced here courtesy of David Molesworth).  This
                                                             aircraft had the US registration N5880A assigned before beiung exported to the New Zealand
                                                             dealer, Rural Aviation of New Plymouth.  It is seen here at Auckland.  In 1958 it was on the
                                                             strength of the North Otago Aero Club.   It was purchased in 1960 by D.H. Rutherford and
                                                             is still currently registered to the same owner.