Cat. No. 7456
Z-37A s/n 12-18, manufactured and registered to Slov Air in the
Slovak Air Register in 1971. After many changes in ownership,
the aircraft is currently owned by Air Jihlava Servise Ltd. The
No. 310 Squadron RAF badge on the engine cowling and the
kill markings under the cockpit are consistent with these items
painted on Spitfire Mk.XVI TE184, when it was flown as DU-N.
OK-AKP was flown with tiger motif fuel tanks. The plane was
stricken off charge in 2018 and became a source for spare parts.
Z-37A, with the serial number 23-11 was manufactured in 1977,
and in May of that year, it was registered to Slov-Air in Prague,
where it served with red elements on the wing. The mouth
and caterpillar was added in 1990 at the airfield in Rakovník.
Currently, it serves with the company AgroAirVa s.r.o. and is
painted overall yellow.
Z-37A s/n 25-02 was registered on August 2nd, 1983 with Slov-Air Division 05 Brno. From January 28th, 1993, it was owned
by Reas a.s. in Brno, then from November 28th, 2000 by Radek
Jež, flown by Bedřich Vávra, from August 22nd, 2001 by DARA
Air s.r.o., and from March 22nd, 2006 by Air Jihlava Service,
s.r.o. Airframe OK-NJB wore tiger stripes on its tail going into an
overhaul in 2012, and on the engine cowling thereafter.
This aircraft was built in 1975 and delivered to East Germany,
carrying the registration DDR-SVW. In 1990, it was redesignated
as D-SEVW. It found its way to Russia in 2010, with the registration RA-1349G coming in 2015. On September 12th, 2018,
fifty-two-year-old Vladimir Zelenov was crop dusting with this
aircraft when it crashed near the village of Tagay in the Ulyanovsk region. Unfortunately, the pilot did not survive the crash.
INFO Eduard - February 2021