This [and the next] post are photos of the de Havilland DH 104 Dove/ Devon. This aircraft [registration ZK-XNZ] previously served with the RNZAF as registration NZ1828. While in RNZAF service, the aircraft's primary role was as a navigation trainer. The aircraft is still painted in the RNZAF trainer scheme but is now registered to a Christchurch address.
Pictures start with an early morning shot as the sun was still low in the sky, followed by some external pictures, then the interior.
Looking at the interior, the panel is surprisingly "sensible" for a British design :-) The final picture is of the "very much pre-GPS" navigation equipment located in the perspex roof. If anyone can explain how to use a sextant etc, I'd be interested to know, although I'm somewhat unlikely to ditch eyes, charts and GPS :-)
The next post will show the startup of those Gypsy Queen 70 engines and the departure.