Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Dec 19, 2016 10:39:25 GMT 12
Then there was a particular Douglas DC-3 which got moved from Rotorua to Gisborne in the middle of the night (after the Ministry of Transport Traffic Cops had knocked off at midnight, as they used to do) with the tailwheel firmly fixed to a truck deck with the aeroplane being towed backwards, with the wings outboard of the engine nacelles removed and on a separate truck. Nobody even worried about a special permit to move that DC-3. In a prior life, it began Mount Cook's scheduled airline services before becoming a topdresser. These days, it resides above a rather notorious Gisborne bar.
If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space!
Post by planewriting on Dec 19, 2016 14:47:53 GMT 12
Since we are "walking backwards for Christmas", with apologies to the Goons, I understand that Avenger NZ2505 was towed backwards from Te Kuiti to Opunake Beach in a similar fashion to DC-3 ZK-BKD's Rotorua to Gisborne trip.
When we had a meeting of Auster owners there to help get Auster BCK on to a trailer to get her up to Nelson we got the chance to check out the Museum and of course this Proctor. Very complete and won't need to much work to get her up to display standard. She'll look like new once the Ashburton lads have done their bit.