c/n 1597

N99NL of No See Um snugly tucked away.
Photo: John H. Holman © 03 April 2000
ZK-BXN with earlier blue tail.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1977 - Aird Archives
ZK-BXN on the ramp at Hokitika, New Zealand.
Photo: Terry Sykes © 22 December 1996
ZK-BXN airborne at Hokitika.
ZK-BXN flown by John Harding at Taihape in 1991.
ZK-BXN on Paringa River, West Coast, South Island.
ZK-BXN
Posing after final topdressing operation.
Location is at the Farmers Air Ltd., base in Gisborne.
Andy Stevenson was the pilot.

Aircraft on loan from Pacific Aerospace.

Photos: © John Kerr Collection  
Photo: Peter Lewis © Date unknown
Photo: Richard London © - Lenn Bayliss Collection

c/n 1597

ZK-BXN • N26GB

N99NL

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ZK-BXN Hawker-Siddeley New Zealand, Wellington, NZ. Delivered 10-Jun-1965. First flight 22-Oct-1965. Rongotai, Wellington. Regd 28-Oct-1965.

ZK-BXN Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne, NZ. Dates unknown.

ZK-BXN Rangitikei Air Services Ltd., Tahoe, North Island, NZ. Regd 27-Apr-1977. Canx 05-Jun-1997 as exported to USA.

Note: Named “Pukeokahu”, a part of Rangitikie and “The Fletcher Eater,” a reference to the alternative aerial dresser, the Fletcher FU-24, when with Rangitikie Air Service.

N26GB Bear Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 22-Jul-1997.

N99NL No See Um Lodge Inc., Chugiak AK. Regd 27-May-1999. Expired-30-Sep-2011

Note from No See Um website. Thanks folks. Our fleet started with N99NL, Serial number 1597 and built in 1967, she started life as a crop duster in Australia (Actually NZ ISM) then moved into flight seeing and airtaxi work. After three major wrecks she was left to rot and eventually purchased and exported to AK. We bought the remains in 1998 and had her completely rebuilt. We had many modern modifications incorporated in the rebuild including the AK Door, three window cabin extension, electric flaps and Vortex generators and placed in service in 1999.(picture) As of 2012 we have flown 9NL over 2,000 hours and she looks almost as good as she did in '99.

Status Unknown

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