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!
Post by Peter Lewis on Nov 21, 2009 20:37:23 GMT 12
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
ZK-JQF has the same scheme as those operated by Super Air (Australia... no relation to the NZ operation) based at Armidale. I believe there are three Crescos in their fleet, there is still a bit of Fertiliser work in the Mid Northern NSW area.
There is a clip of one of the Crescos in this scheme operating of an Aussie strip on Youtube.
I'd still love to see a shot of 30/TML in Far North Service. I ask as we are rebuilding her at the moment and there is a lot of paint on there, I'm interested to see the different schemes she has worn over the years.
As far as "our" Crescos go: LTC was involved in a fatal accident last year and is in store LTV, LTY, LTN, LTL, LTH, LTZ are all flying productively LTS and LTK are in our hangar for major overhaul and rebuild
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........... 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!
Was this the one that we had to replace the spar straps on due to it exceeding it's fatigue life early? I have a hazy memory of the rego, the aircraft itself stood ut because of the damage it used to fly in with.