Sunday

Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan

This aircraft is named ZK-AHO ‘Manu Ruuri’ and was in service between 1942 and 1980. Imported by NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd to replace their first aircraft, ‘Manu Ruuri’ has seen and photographed much of NZ during its 7800 hours in the air. It was retired from service when a wing spar modification was deemed uneconomic.

As of the beginning of 2009 this aircraft was located inside the Belfast Hanger undergoing a complete repaint, along with some general maintenance, ready for display in the new main hanger hanger extension.







Photos
- aircraft on display outside 2007 (Richard Wesley)
- undergoing repainting 2009 (Richard Wesley)

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