CAN THE WORLD'S most desirable executive jet find success and happiness in the unglamorous world of coastal surveillance? The clever folk at Gates Learjet think so, and they are travelling the world to show everyone just why.
NINETEEN YEARS after delivery to the NZ National Airways Corporation, Fokker F27-100 C/N 10167 rolled out of Air New Zealand's Christchurch Technical Headquarters in full RNZAF livery — the first of three civil airline veterans to join up.
Tigger was no lady. Her complexion was cheerful red and white —no peaches-and-cream subtleties there. She often spent nights on end out under the stars, and looked it: and the aspect she presented to her clients was one of dirt-streaked jowls on either side of a grit-chipped, crimson nose.