• DHC Paint shop notes. Sep-1951. Spec WO 10132 5501/148 New Zealand Shipped No Reg.
Came in Tues noon. Partly cleaned on George's shift - Days. Cleaning & metal prepping done on Walt's shift - Night. Metal prep used liberally - Walt reported metal prep was not as good as previous. One batch was set aside to return to Nielson Chemical. Red was sprayed on fuselage without waiting 8 hrs. Fuse - Stearman's Vermillion. Wings, tailplane, elevators, fin & rudder, all painted silver. No design on fuse, no reg. Time 118 hrs.
• ZK-AVL Delivered to de Havilland New Zealand on 26-Oct-1951 for Rural Aviation Ltd.
• ZK-AVL James Aviation, Hamilton. Regd 19-Dec-1951.
Note: First flight in New Zealand 22-Dec-1951.
Accident: Te Akau, 17-Mar-1956:. Pilot Ron Woolford. Other details currently unknown.
• ZK-AVL Aerial Farming (Holdings) Ltd, Palmerston North, Regd. 20-Jul-1959
Accident: Crashed 21-Dec-1959 Taeroa, near Taihape. Aircraft written off. Pilot, Richard George Shirtcliffe suffered fatal injuries.
• ZK-AVL Canx 21-Oct-1960