This is turning into a great thread on the Fletcher, more photos and histories very much appreciated. Any more photos of the Crusader? maybe a cockpit shot. It looks to be a very tidy conversion and apparently performs really well.
Nice shots... will be in Te Kuiti very shortly, and am taking camera...
not to mention Hamiltron, Rotorua and so forth.
It might be a surpressed emotional attachment to my childhood, but every time I see a picture of a fletcher (or hear or see one) I can't help but admire them. Some of these shots are really good and are in some way cataloging the continued development of a very special aircraft. Thanks to all that contribute.
Got an email from Ray Deerness: "Hi guys, that photo in the latest bunch of Fletchers, ZK-CLA was taken by me on 13 Jan 1967! last year someone was selling photos on Trade Me and one of my mates down south, sent me the pix...thought they looked familar..........in those days we traded a lot of negs, so I guess some ended up in stange places."
Marcus, if you think that radio setup is cool, our aircraft have CD players
Hi Pool Guy. The oldest Fletchers I know of are ZK-BYC owned by Don Subritzky at Dairy Flat. This one is still on the Civil Aviation Register. And ZK-BOF owned by David Chambers in the Waitakeres. Dont know if this one is on the Register or not.
Post by fletcherfu24 on Apr 9, 2009 22:04:09 GMT 12
The oldest Fletchers I know of are ZK-BYC owned by Don Subritzky at Dairy Flat. This one is still on the Civil Aviation Register. And ZK-BOF owned by David Chambers in the Waitakeres. Dont know if this one is on the Register or not.
Both young whippersnappers in Fletcher terms,after CQB,of the top of me head BHG,BHJ,BHK are the only original BH.. series still active,BII is the only BI... series still around,its still with Skyfarmers I think.BOF & BYC would be the only other B.... reg's still in existance,although BXS's carcass may be behind Superairs hangar still?.Unless theres any old B... series still in active Aussie?. Would be an interseting exercise to list all the remaining Fletchers still in existance around the world...
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2009 22:06:30 GMT 12 by fletcherfu24
Post by fletcherfu24 on Apr 11, 2009 16:17:05 GMT 12
Nice pics dave,PDZ is a Cresco,EUD is a Micron conversion based at Rotorua,I think PDZ was used on a Fletcher originally,no doubt one of the register geeks will be along shortly to confirm that. Yes its a pity they don't change the 950/954 designation when they do a conversion.