C-GEDE amongst the cluttter on Thunder Bay's Marina Park Drive.
Photos: John Henderson © 21 May 2022 - Aird Archives
C-GEDE ready for a ferry trip.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 28 September 2016
C-GEDE in winter store at CYXL - Sioux Lookout.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 05 October 2014
C-GEDE now with Niigaani Air at Thunder Bay.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 06 March 2004
VH-OMO of Aerial Agriculture at Armidale, NSW.
Photo: © Lenn Bayliss  
Photo: Joe Barr © 14 January 1995
ZK-CZL caught by Lenn Bayliss.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © - via Graeme Mills
ZK-CZL with Bill Luther on strip high above Gisborne beaches.
Photo: Graeme D. Mills © 1985
ZK-CZL at Gisborne operated by Fieldair.
Photo:  R. J. Currie © 08 April 1977 - via Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
ZK-CZL at Masterton - NZMS.
Photo: Bob Cranston © 1975 - via Graeme Mills
ZK-CZL at Gisborne - NZGS.
Photo: Les Veitch © 26 March 1975 - Aird Archives
ZK-CZL at Napier in early markings.
Photo: Neville Worsley © 1971 - via Graeme Mills
ZK-CZL at Gisborne.
Photo: Don Noble © 11 October 1969 - via Graeme Mills
VH-IDM at Bankstown when serving with Aerial Agriculture.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Wally Scott Collection





Hawker DH Australia. Delivered 05-Mar-1964.

VH-IDM Aerial Agriculture Pty., Ltd., Bankstown, NSW, Australia. Regd 05-Jul-1964.

VH-IDM Air Culture Pty., Bankstown, NSW. Canx 01-Apr-1969 on export to NZ.

ZK-CZL Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne. Regd 16-May-1969. First flight 26-May-1969

Accident: Gisborne Airport. 20-Sep-1977. Struck phosphate loader. Presumed while with Fieldair. Pilot John T. Rika.

Accident: Rototahi Station. 22-Feb-1979. Damaged on take off. Pilot V. Willson.Other details unknown.

ZK-CZL Fieldair Holdings (Central) Ltd., Palmerston North, NZ. Regd 18-Nov-1980

Note: Used as a trainer with Fieldair Holdings as fitted with Dual Controls.

ZK-CZL Fieldair Holdings, Palmerston North, NZ. Regd 30-Mar-1984

ZK-CZL Leased to Island Air Safaris Ltd., Tauranga, NZ. Regd Ca. 1986. Canx 25-Oct-1988.

VH-OMO L. MacArthur-Onslow, Walcha, NSW. Regd 20-Jan-1989. Operated by Aerial Agriculture of Armidale. Canx 20-May-1998.

Accident: "Cooplacurripa" 30 km NW Wingham NSW, 28 September 1990. The aircraft was engaged in spreading superphosphate from a strip on the property being treated. The pilot said that during the takeoff the aircraft became airborne prematurely due to surface undulations. In order to keep the aircraft flying he attempted to lower a little more flap, but inadvertently selected "flaps up", resulting in the aircraft settling onto the strip. Although the pilot realised his error and reselected takeoff flap, he was too late to prevent the tail of the aircraft from striking the boundary fence. He could see the left tailplane was damaged and determined the left elevator was missing by observing the ground shadow of the aircraft. The aircraft was able to be flown for a safe landing. Incident report 199002009.

C-GEDE Recon Air Corp., Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 03-Mar-1999. Canx 15-Jun-1999.

C-GEDE Arthur Esquaga, Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 15-Jun-1999. Canx 25-Aug-2000.

C-GEDE 1383693 ON Ltd., t/a Niigaani Air, Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 25-Aug-2000. Canx 01-Aug-2005. Regd 26-May-2006. Canx 29-Apr-2011.

C-GEDE Arthur Esquega, Thunder Bay, ON. Regd 29-Apr-2011. Canx 19-Mar-2012.

C-GEDE Nigaani Air Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON.  Regd 19-Mar-2012. Canx 05-Mar-2019.

tt13,844.7 hours (28-Sep-2016).

C-GEDE Adam Esquega, Gull Bay, ON. Regd 05-Mar-2019.