Just to clarify the TMN issue, the machine in Fury's picture is the first TMN, s/n 10, which was the first of the PT6 Crescos. This machine was replaced by TMM in 1998 when it went to Kairanga Air / Griffin Ag Air - it changed rego to PWT in 1999. Taumaranui Co-Op then brought a 3rd Cresco, Which I guess is s/n 30 TMN - The CoOp have a policy of getting new aircraft at regular intervals - it just gets confusing when they reuse regos! we looked after TMN /10 at Aeromotive when I was there - I remember entering the flight hours into the system to track engine component life. It was not unusual to see one day with 10hours, 120 landings, 2 starts!
Just to clarify things further after Bruce's posts, here is a listing of all Crescos by c/n, with subsequent registrations. I have given the current owner of those that are still operational in New Zealand, and also indicated with a * when a photo of this registration has been posted in this thread. Keep the photos coming, and I will update this listing as we go.
1 - ZK-LTP crashed 10Dec1979 2 - ZK-LTQ* 9M-LTQ VH-LTQ ZK-LTQ* Super Air 3 - ZK-LTR* ZK-PDZ/2* Skydive Queenstown 4 - ZK-JAD* 9M-SBD ZK-JAD 9M-JAD ZK-LTG Farmers Air 5 - ZK-LTS* Wanganui Aero Work 6 - ZK-FVV* S2-AAB 7 - ZK-FWL S2-AAC 8 - ZK-FWM S2-AAE 9 - ZK-LTP/2* Kiwi Air 10 - ZK-TMN* ZK-PWT Griffin Ag-Air 11 - ZK-LTT* Farmers Air 12 - ZK-TMO* crashed 13Jun2001 14 - ZK-LTU* A F B Stevenson, Gisborne 15 - ZK-LTV* Wanganui Aero Work 16 - ZK-PNX/2 VH-PGE* 17 - ZK-LTW 9M-LTW 18 - ZK-EEL Taumaranui Aerial Co-op 19 - ZK-WAT* Aerial Sowing 20 - ZK-TMM ZK-LTC* Wanganui Aero Work 21 - ZK-KPY VH-KPY 22 - ZK-PKB Central South Island Helicopters 23 - ZK-LTX Farmers Air 24 - ZK-EFS/3 VH-END ZK-LTH* Wanganui Aero Work 25 - ZK-LTY* Wanganui Aero Work 26 - ZK-LTZ Wanganui Aero Work 27 - ZK-LTA* Farmers Air crashed 17Dec2009 28 - ZK-TMN/2 VH-UFI* 29 - ZK-LTE Farmers Air 30 - ZK-TML* ZK-LTK* Wanganui Aero Work 31 - ZK-LTW/2 ZK-LTN Wanganui Aero Work 32 - ZK-JOF* A F B Stevenson 33 - ZK-ROK/2* Tandem Skydive Wanaka 34 - ZK-JOH VH-MOS ZK-SDT* Skydive Taupo 35 - ZK-LTL* Wanganui Aero Work 36 - ZK-TTS VH-XMN 37 - ZK-TMM/2 Taumarunui Aerial Co-operative 38 - ZK-JOQ VH-WKD 39 - ZK-JPJ ZK-NZO* Skydive Queenstown updated to 18Jan2010
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2010 21:55:28 GMT 12 by flyernzl
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