Built in 1977 As N9546N with a c/n of 28-7715223 it came direct from the Piper factory at Vero Beach in Florida to Airwork (NZ) Ltd to be registered as ZK-EBW1 on 10-02-1977 for delivery to the Bay of Islands Aero Club. It then passed through a series of owners:-
G M White of Auckland from 24-11-1987.
M G Young of Remuera 20-11-1989.
Paraparaumu Flight Training Ltd of Paraparaumu 04-06-1991.
Vertical Aviation Ltd, North Shore 14-07-1993 and re-registered as ZK-MAI2 on this same date.
To Ardmore Flying School Ltd, Ardmore 08-10-1993 with whom it was re-registered as ZK-ZEE on 19-11-1998.
It returned to the Bay of Island Aero Club at Kerikeri from 01-03-2001.
To the Northland Coastguard Air Patrol at Kerikeri on 01-01-2005 and re,re-registered as ZK-CGD3 on 31-01-2005.
It was re-registered yet again on 12-09-2007 as ZK-RJM and listed to Willow Air (NZ) Ltd of Milton, South Otago from 30-09-2007. These registration letters being family initials.
From 01-01-2009 through to 21-05-2009 it was operated by Southern Alps Air Ltd of Wanaka and then returned to Willow Air at Balclutha.
The aircraft is to be based at Parakai and is available for hire etc.
At Ashburton today (20-11-2011)