ZK-WKA at Ardmore - NZAR, New Zealand.
Photo: Wayne Grant © 14 October 2018 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZK-WKA motoring by.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 2018 - Aird Archives
ZK-WKA at Man O'War Bay, Waiheke.
Photos: Lenn Bayliss © 27 August 2015
N222BS gets unpacked in New Zealand.
Photos: Bill Luther © 30 June 2015 - Via Graeme Mills
N222BS at the 60th Anniversary party at Downsview.
Photos: Neil Aird © 25 May 2007
N222BS on display at Collingwood, Ontario.
Photo: Alexis Antonakis © 30 July 2005
You shoot the left side and I'll shoot the right side!
Photo: George Trussell © 30 July 2005
N222BS enjoys a summer outing at Gloucester Pool.
Photos: Dennis McCallum © 06 July 2005
N222BS snug in the hangar at Collingwood, Ontario.
Photos: Neil Aird © 03 October 2003
N222BS just another sunny side view.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
N222BS caught on the move.
Photo: Gary Gentle ©
C-GLPL at Peterborough when with Bowes & Cocks.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 01 September 1992
C-GLPL at fishing camp at Caugnawana, Québec.
Photo: © David J. Cocks
ZS-LJL at Rand - FAGM, South Africa.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
ZS-LJL at Lanseria - FALA, South Africa.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 September 1987 - Aird Archives
N5595A with magnatometer boom at Grand Central.
Photo: Dave Becker © June 1981
N5595A in basic blanked out military scheme.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1981 - Aird Archives
KAF-109 of 1 Squadron at Eastleigh.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 1967 - Robin A. Walker Collection


KAF-109 • N5595A • ZS-LJL • C-GLPL • N222BS



KAF-109 Kenyan Air Force. Sold 02-Nov-1979.

N5595A Noted at Lanseria, Aircraft Operating Co., 23-Dec-1980

ZS-LJL Transport & Equipment Eng., Co. Regd Oct-1982.

Note: at Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya , Sep-1986

C-GLPL Bowes & Cocks, Stoney Lake, ON. Regd 10-Jul-1989. Canx 1994

Airworthiness date: 03-Jan-1994. Category – Normal.

N222BS D & M Systems Corp., Wilmington, DE. Regd 15-Feb-1994.

Total time 8,190 hours (Oct-2013).

N222BS Aircraft Delivery International LLC., Two Harbors, MN. Regd 23-Feb-2015

• ZK-WKA Auckland Seaplanes Limited, Saint Marys Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

• Regd 08-Jul-2015.

ZK-WKA - Aircraft being assembled (time lapse video). Link.


• Landed with wheels down in Auckland Harbour 10:58 local 01-Mar-2019. Pilot okay. I believe aircraft sank shortly after. Presume it will be salvaged. News link.

Status uncertain


The registration ZK-WKA is a reference to the Maori word "WAKA", which means canoe or vessel. The Maori used their wakas to travel to New Zealand and they were the first vessels on the Auckland Harbour.