That is a brilliant photo , looking at the bank on the other side , it has to be a dam or irrigation canal ( if not , what would the photographer be standing on ) ?But I do wonder what that is in the upper left ??
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Didn't it used to operate out of the river/estuary at Kaiapoi?
I seem to recall the late Keith Wakeman had something to do with it. Also recall seeing her taking off from the deck of a truck at Christchurch Airport - perhaps after the floats were fitted initially.
Hi all, Opposite the Cure rowing club in Kaiapoi is correct, I grew up there as a kid so recognise it well, also worked on Keiths farm as a teenager and remained in contact until his death. Funny the last time I met with him he mentioned the "taking off from the truck" escapade also, reckoned he nearly flew "through" the truck cab! JK
My recollections of this was as you say in in the estuary at Kaiapoi during the mid/late 1960's. It was owned by the late Keith Wakeman. For servicing at Airwork he would land on the wet grass and as you also say would take off from the deck of a truck at Christchurch Airport.
Post by chinapilot on Jul 12, 2012 20:31:40 GMT 12
Found another shot taken that day...back of photo is Sept '69. It was operated by the 'Christchurch Flying School' [who also had BJY 'on line' at one stage] which was operated by John Jones and another John whose name escapes me at the moment. Next day I was back on 'skis'
Again not a great photo and I need to clean the smudge on the leading edge near the cockpit. Explains the black smudge below the Z on the first shot.
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