ZK-NJT (nee N24634) started off as an import from the USA.
Its engine was replaced with a new Lycoming from the factory in Pennsylvania (thanks to Dave Morgan, and Air New Zealand for assisting with the freight to bring the engine into the country).
The aircraft has also been equipped with the avionics package that will be standard for the WASSI fleet namely, two Garmin G5s; a Garmin GTX335W ADS/B Out and In Transponder; a Garmin Aero 660 VFR GPS Navigator display; and a Garmin radio.
It has been given the full WASSI livery in the Orange variation.
NJT has successfully participated in two Walsh Flying Schools to date (2023, and 2024) where it has been very popular for students and instructors alike.
It is currently leased to Air Hawkes Bay.
The total investment to bring in this aircraft up to WASSI standard has been $211,154.