ZK-BRE. Vickers Viscount 807. c/n 282.
Was also registered as: VP-LKA; VP-LAU; G-CZSA.
This aircraft was ordered new by New Zealand National Airways Corporation
Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Weybridge factory
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-BRE - September 17, 1958
Registered to New Zealand National Airways Corporation, Wellington, New Zealand
First flown - January 17, 1959
Accepted by NZNAC at Weybridge - January 31, 1959
Departed Weybridge on the delivery flight to New Zealand - February 01, 1959
It arrived at Christchurch on completion of the delivery flight - February 10, 1959
Flight crew: Captains P. A. Matheson, A. C. Kenning, R. J. Walton
The aircraft was named 'City of Auckland'
Operated the first Viscount service Christchurch - Palmerston North following the completion of runway
extensions at Palmerston North - April 06, 1959
It carried out circuits and landings at Paraparaumu Airport to determine if it could accommodate Viscount
operations as an alternative to Wellington - deemed to be below required standards - May 16, 1959
It operated a 'Royal Flight' from Auckland to Christchurch - August 23, 1962
It carried King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand during their visit to New Zealand
Flight crew: Capt A. C. Kenning; F/O J. E. Shaw; Flight Attendants N. C. Coe, D. R. B. Brabant, W. Te Purei
It blew four tyres on landing at Wellington in severe wind-shear conditions - September 06, 1962
The aircraft was repaired within 3 hours and returned to service
It operated a 'Royal Flight' - February 15 - 16, 1963
It carried H. R. M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their tour of New Zealand
The aircraft was reconfigured with a luxurious cabin complete with gold carpet
It was badly damaged when it overran the runway on landing at Wellington (Rongotai) - February 17, 1963
It slide off the end of the runway and down an embankment at the southern end of the runway
Temporary repairs were made on-site and flown to Christchurch on three engines - February 19, 1963
Repaired and returned to service - 1963
It was rolled out following repainting into the new livery to match the Boeing 737 fleet - 1968
The aircraft was withdrawn from service at Christchurch - July 1974
Sold to Montgomery Corporation, Nassau, Bermuda - November 29, 1974
Departed New Zealand on the ferry flight to Germany - December 1974
It arrived at Frankfurt (Rhein-Main) on completion of the ferry flight - December 14, 1974
Frankfurt was the nearest commercial airport to Weisbaden where Montgomery Corp had their European Office
Ferried Frankfurt - Basel, Switzerland for storage and overhaul - January 30, 1975
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 31, 1975
Lease to Air Caribbean - June 1975
Entered onto the Bermuda Aircraft Register as VP-LKA - June 1975
Ferried Basel - East Midlands for addition attention by Field Aircraft Services - June 09, 1975
Departed East Midlands on the ferry flight to Antigua via Iceland - June 10, 1975
It was intended to operate this aircraft for a group of several German owned hotels and clubs from St. Kitts
to neighbouring Caribbean Islands but operations did not commence
The aircraft remained stored at Antigua
It was ferried from Antigua to the Atlas Air facility at Fort Lauderdale (Florida) for storage - February 1976
The aircraft was reregistered as VP-LAU - ?
Registered to Atlas Air Systems, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sold to Garnish Best Limited (aircraft broker), United Kingdom - January 26, 1978
Cancelled from the Bermuda Aircraft Register - February 1978
Sold to Southern International Air Transport Limited, Crawley, West Sussex, England - February 16, 1978
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-CZSA (CofR G-CZSA/R1) - February 16, 1978
Registered to Southern International Air Transport Limited, Crawley, West Sussex, England
Departed Fort Lauderdale on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom via New York - March 05, 1978
It arrived at Hurn (Dorset) on completion of the ferry flight - March 1978
Ferried Hurn - Eastleigh (Hampshire) for a complete overhaul - March 1, 1978
The overhaul and issuing of a new Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) would take a year to complete
Entered service operating weekend Dan-Air flights London (Gatwick) - Lulsgate - Hurn - March 08, 1979
It operated Southern International mercy charter flights for the Red Cross to Eritrea - 1979
The aircraft was withdrawn from service and stored at Eastleigh - January 16, 1980
Sold to Royal American Airways - May 1980
It was repainted into the Royal American livery with registration marks 'N140RA' applied
The sale of this aircraft to Royal American did not proceed and it remained stored at Eastleigh - September 1980
Ferried Eastleigh - Stansted with the registration 'G-CSZA' taped on - December 22, 1980
It was observed stored at Stansted in the Royal American livery - May 25, 1981
At some point the incorrect registration marks 'G-CSZB' were hand-painted onto the rear fuselage
The aircraft was partly broken up at Stansted for spares recovery - September 1982
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 04, 1982
Completely broken up at Stansted
ZK-BRE. New Zealand National Airways Corporation - 'City of Auckland' in the original livery at Wellington Rongotai Airport, circa 1961.
(P. Sheehan Collection Copyright Image 0128-084.)
ZK-BRE. New Zealand National Airways Corporation - 'City of Auckland' in the original livery at Auckland Whenuapai Airport, circa 1961.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0128-099.)
ZK-BRE. New Zealand National Airways Corporation - 'City of Auckland' in the second livery near Mount Cook, August 1962.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0128-063.)
ZK-BRE. NAC National Airways - 'City of Auckland' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, circa 1970.
(P. Lewis Collection Copyright Image 0128-056.)
ZK-BRE. NAC National Airways - 'City of Auckland' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, September 01, 1974.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0128-064.)
ZK-BRE. NAC - in the basic livery at Christchurch Airport, November 28, 1974.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0128-065.)
ZK-BRE. Montgomery Corporation - in the basic 'NAC' livery at Christchurch Airport, December 01, 1974.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 0128-100.)
ZK-BRE. Montgomery Corporation - in the basic 'NAC' livery at Basel Airport, January 30, 1975.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-070.)
VP-LAU. Air Caribbean - in the basic 'NAC' livery at Fort Lauderdale, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-083.)
G-CSZA. Southern International - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1979.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-072.)
G-CSZA. Southern International - in the standard livery at Southend Airport, June 1979.
(J. Mounce Collection Copyright Image 0128-098.)
G-CSZA. Southern International - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 1979.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-071.)
G-CSZA. Royal American - in the standard livery at London Stansted Airport, February 1981.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-073.)
G-CSZA. Royal American - in the basic livery incorrectly marked as 'G-CSZB' at London Stansted Airport, May 07, 1984.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0128-077.)