ZK-FPZ participating at the Gisborne Reunion.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 24 October 2010
Photo: Neil Aird © 24 October 2010
Photo: Neil Aird © 24 October 2010
ZK-FPZ at Lake Taupo - NZAP, New Zealand.
Photo: Neville Worsley © 2003 - via Graeme Mills
Photo: Unknown photographer © 28 September 1997 - Aird Archives
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 1997
ZK-FPZ shortly after being fished out of the Picton Harbour !
Photo: David Barnes © March 1990
ZK-FPZ fuelling up at Rotorua.
Photo: Neville Worsley © 1980 - via Graeme Mills
N6474 at Anchorage after demob.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection


53-7909 • N6474 • N93DC • N6474



53-7909 US Army # 1450. L-20 No: 451. Command A-4. Delivered 01-Nov-1954. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N6474 Texas State Technical institute, at the former James Connally Air Force Base, Waco, TX. Regd Jan-1972. Canx 12-Feb-1988.

N6474 Joe Vaughn Spraying Inc., Kress, TX. Dates unknown.

N6474 Dick Wright, Anchorage, AK. Regd 09-Feb-1979.

N6474 D. Carrell, Anchorage, AK. Regd 17-Jun-1980. dba Alaska Travel Air Inc., Anchorage, AK.

Accident: Twin Lakes, AK, 17-Sep-1980. Following engine failure in climb to cruise, float equipped aircraft undertook emergency landing on land. Substantial damage to aircraft, pilot uninjured.

N93DC D Carrell / Alaska Travel Air Inc., Anchorage, AK. Re regd Aug-1980

N93DC Kennedy Air Service, Cordova, AK. Jan-1982. Dates unknown.

N6474 Kennedy Air Service, Cordova, AK. Feb-1982.  Dates unknown.

ZK-FPZ Flightline Aviation Ltd., (Papakura). Regd 16-Feb-1988.

ZK-FPZ Motor Holdings (Aviation) Ltd., Ardmore, NZ. Regd 16-Feb-1988. Assembled at Rotorua with first flight on floats at Lake Rotorua on 30-Mar-1988.

ZK-FPZ Float Air Picton Ltd., Picton, NZ.. Regd 29-Sep-1988.

Accident: Picton. 22-Mar-1990. Blown into harbour during storm and overturned.

Note; Aircraft rebuilt by Arc Aviation (Keith Newton & Jack Lamb) at Taupo. First flight after repair as landplane 16-Aug-1990, at Taupo, NZ.

ZK-FPZ Mid Island Aviation Ltd., Taupo, NZ. Regd 16-Aug-1991.

ZK-FPZ Tandem Corporation, Taupo, NZ. Dates currently unknown.

ZK-FPZ Venture Aviation Ltd., Taupo, NZ. Regd 31-Mar-1998.