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The Official Opening

in Latest News Articles on October 01, 2011 .

"Ashburton Aviation Museum Super Hangar", and the handover of Skyhawk NZ6204 by the Minister of Defence Dr Mapp.

Don Simms one of the Authors' of the Skyhawks book on Saturday 1 October attended the opening of the Ashburton Aviation Museum Super Hangar.

The Minister of Defence Dr Mapp handed the keys to Skyhawk NZ6204  to the Ashburton Trust Chairman Alister Lilley.

Don was able to present to the project Chairman Owen Moore a copy of Skyhawks: the History of the RNZAF Skyhawk

Don Simms making the presentation to Owen Moore
Don Simms making the presentation to Owen Moore

NZ6204 on display in the new Ashburton Aviation Museum Super Hanger
NZ6204 on display in the new Ashburton Aviation Museum Super Hanger

Don talking with former Skyhawk Pilot Graham Bethell
Don talking with former Skyhawk Pilot Graham Bethell. Graham first flew
NZ6204 in 1971, his first flight in the aircraft being a supersonic Mach run.

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