A 180 with the full spray bar
treatment. Provenance or venue of this image unknown,
although theoretically it is "outside the era" of my collection.
1957. This aircraft
was assigned the US registration N9663B
before being exported, but whether it actually
carried that number or was painted as
ZK-BUG in Wichita is not clear. When Rural
Aviation (the agricultural Cessna dealers) imported it they gave it the
name 'Bugs Bunny'
and operated it themselves
until 1965. It then passed to Dalcom Aviation Training Ltd
of Wanganui, and then changed
hands again several times by 1985 before it was registered
to J.H. McEwan of Auckland, in whose
name it is currently registered.