AVIATION POSTCARD CLUB INTERNATIONAL
NEWSLETTER #62 - MARCH 2008

WORTH A SECOND GLANCE

SLIPWAY SLIPS AWAY

Dutch member Dave Prins found few cards on a recent trip to New Zealand, but among them was this card of beach resort Paihia featuring a Bell jet Ranger helicopter. The card title does not mention the helicopter or any other aviation connection but previous cards of this sight tell a different story. The foreground tarmac was used for many years by a variety of Grumman amphibians off the adjacent slipway card right. Moving back through time we can trace the companies and the changes in buildings and planting. Before the helicopter we have a Widgeon ZK-AVM of an unknown carrier and then ZK-CFA of Sea Bee Air.

PAIHIA, NZ

Smaller trees, fewer buildings. Both Sea Bee Widgeons AVM & CFA in their yellow scheme and ZK-CFA in the ex Mount Cook blue. Then two Grumman Goose of Mount Cook both ZK-DFC.

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