ZK-CJU  Transavia PL-12 Airtruk                              (c/n 1239)


                                          The above shot comes from Arthur Ruddenklau and was taken at Ardmore in 2008.  Arthuir has
                                          purchased -CJU and
has disassembled the aircraft and transported it to Waimate; where he is
                                          currently paint stripping it and preparing it for rebuild.  This will be carried out in Timaru by Avtek
                                          under the watchful eyes of Bruce Robertson and Neil Bolton.  Seen above with the machine are
                                          Arthur and 
John Barr (Owner of Barr Bros. Ltd & Barr Bros. (HB) Ltd, who operated a number
                                          of Airtruks in New Zealand).  Barr Bros closed it's aerial topdressing wing in the late 80's and all
                                          the Airtruk's were sold except CJU which John kept.      The aircraft was kept in his hanger at
                                          Ardmore for a number of years without flying and sadly for the last few years it's been outside and
                                          exposed to the elements, hence the rebuild. The aircraft hasn't flown since 1991.