Lockheed 18-56 Lodestar
Actually outside of "my
era" as far as New Zealand civil aircraft goes, I am including this nice
taken by David Molesworth in 1967. ZK-BUV was one of six
Lodestars acquired by
Fieldair Ltd in 1957 for topdressing duties. This aircraft
was actually built as a C-59 for the
US Army Air Corps as 41-29631,
and then Lend Leased to the RAF as EW984. After the
war it served with the Spanish Air
Force as EC-22 and then for the airline CANA as EC- ???.
point in its career it was converted from a C-59 to C-60 (Lockheed
It is seen above in Airlinand(NZ)
livery. Airland was formed by the merger of Fieldair, James
Aviation, Rural Aviation and Air Contracts Heavry Aiorcraft Divisions.