C-47B-20-DK 43-49883, and RNZAF NZ3531. Released to NZNAC as
ZK-AZA in 1951.
Loaned to Fiji Airways as VQ-FAJ. After its return it was
converted to Skyliner status and named
1963. David Molesworth's shot above (the machine in the
background is ZK-AYK)
was taken at
Wellington in early 1967. It again went to Fiji Airways in 1967,
this time as VQ-FBF.
When that airline
became Air Pacific in 1971 it was re-registered
DQ-FBF. It returned to NZNAC
in 1972 and its previous
identity of ZK-AZA was retained. It was then sold to James
Aviation as a
retired from active duty in 1979. Four years later it was broken
up at Ardmore and
parts of it were sent
to the Cook Islands for use in a film production.