ZK - BFO c/n 609
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|Imported by DH NZ 14/05/1954. ff 13/08/1954
To James Aviation, Hamilton. "No.3" flown by Hap Neville and Bill Pentecost (non-ag)
May have been used on passenger & freight duties initially out of Rotorua
Hopper fitted, first ag flight by Bill Pentecost 17/10/1956. Damaged at Rotoiti 26/04/1957
Sold to Airwork (NZ) Ltd., Christchurch 1957. Rebuilt.
Flown by Derek Erskine, Colin Green and Stan Dodwell
Crashed at Scargill, Nth Canterbury, 28/02/1964
Sold to Air Contracts Ltd., Masterton, 02/07/1964. Rebuilt.
Flown by John Jenkins from 06/11/1964. Later flown by Neville Worsley.
Exported to Bannock Aerospace, Vancouver, Canada, 26/01/1970
Registered as CF-AXD to Cross Lake Air.
Destroyed in crash June 1972.
An aerial shot mid 1950's © GMills Archives
At Fenton St., Rotorua 1955 © AJJackson Collection
In amongst the South Island snow at Molesworth Station, inland from Blenheim 1958. Derek's long time
loader driver Hank Schulle is seen removing the snow from BFO. © Derek Erskine
At Christchurch Airport February 1959 © Don Noble
BFO at Airwork's Domett Strip, near Cheviot, North Canterbury with Pilot Derek Erskine
© Derek Erskine
As above © Derek Erskine
BFO out on a strip in North Canterbury. The woman in the photo is Ellen's (Derek's wife) sister Ruth who
was visiting from Canada © Derek Erskine
BFO loading at Papatawa, near Woodville with Pilot John Jenkins
Circa 1965 © Lou Forhecz
BFO at Masterton after a forced landing © N Worsley
BFO at Masterton 1966 © N Worsley
A younger Neville Worsley at Masterton 17/08/1967 © N Worsley
Neville Worsley (in shorts) checking the load on BFO at Masterton 1967
© N Worsley
BFO at Masterton 7/1/1968 © Don Noble
BFO at Masterton later that year © Tom Jones
BFO at Masterton late 1969 prior to being exported to Canada
© Don Noble