Post by planewriting on Sept 24, 2018 22:05:23 GMT 12
Can anyone confirm to me if Cessna 180 ZK-BGO is still airworthy? Peter Lewis posted about BGO on this thread in April 2017:
"SSAS used their Cessna 180s interchangeably between passenger carrying ops and aerial work, depending on the season. It was during a topdressing sortee that ZK-BGO crashed at Bell Hill, North Canterbury 11 Nov1965 while being flown by Dave Cowan. The damaged aircraft was then passed on to Peter Lacey at Nelson. Rebuilt by mid-1967, it then went on to a long life with a number of other private operators and is still current based near Auckland."
It is registered to Graeme Dugdale of Auckland. I suspect it would be Ardmore based and I have a vague recollection of it being at Tauranga Airport a while back. I am seeking this information to assist Richard Waugh with his latest aviation book concerning the 1967 accident of Dominie ZK-AKT, being flown by his father. Thanks in advance for guidance. A telephone number for Graeme would be helpful if known.