ZK - CMU    c/n 1590

Imported by Hawker-Siddeley, Wellington, f/f 21/07/1965
To Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne, 28/07/1965
Flown by Dick Beattie 1965 and based at Napier until 01/10/1968
Also flown by Harley Cadwallader and Andy Redfern.
Dismantled at Gisborne 28/10/1984
Rebuilt at Gisborne late 80's by Fieldair
To Float Air Picton 1990
Rebuilt by Frank Wright 1996
Exported to USA and registered in Connecticut as N97FW
On it's way to the Whitsunday's, Australia as at July 2015
Still active.
CMU looking new and ready for delivery to Fieldair at Rongotai July 1965
                                     © Allan Wooller



The well known photo from The Topdressers book, CMU and pilot
Dick Beattie working near Taradale 1965        © Mark Pothan




And taken the same day as above by Mark        © Mark Pothan





CMU at work with Dick Beattie near Taradale 1965        © Mark Pothan





CMU next to AZB at Masterton 12th April 1971        © Dave Bates





CMU at Gisborne with a broken tailwheel        © Don Noble


                     Taken at the same time by Dave Bates        © Dave Bates


CMU lined up at Gisborne 21st October 1978        © Don Noble





Now seen at Napier 12th February 1979        © Dave Bates





CMU at Wairoa 1981 when flown by Tim Wealleans  Unknown
photographer





And again at Napier 1st April 1983        © Don Noble





Back from Float Air Picton, repainted and ready for the U.S. market 1996
                                     © Frank Wright




The noisy end        © Frank Wright





CMU now in Canada, Smithers B.C. August 1997        © Frank Wright





Now in the U.S.A. at Simbury, Connecticut 20th September 2010
                                     © Tim Hildreth via Neil Aird




CMU now at Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia as VH-OHD.
                                      © Brad Graves





Nice interior of OHD        © Brad Graves