Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub ZK-BNO (c/n 18-5253) appeared under Airwork (NZ) Ltds name on 10-10-1956. Gained its NZ CofA on 29-11-1956 and was listed with D W Kain of Raes Junction on 21-12-1956. It was transferred to the Canterbury Aero Club on 20-06-1961.
My first recording of BNO was outside the Canterbury Aero Club hangar at Christchurch on 26-08-1964.
It is seen above at Manuka Point around about 1965. Photo is from the Grant Porter collection.
It departed the Club in November of 1974 to go to R B Johnston of Orakei and then on to J W Guiness of Tauranga from 28-04-1978.
By late November of 1979 it was with G W Adamson of Manakaiaua (South of Fox Glacier) replacing the Champion 7ECA Citabria ZK-CPD which he had in partnership with D G Lewis. The photo below shows it at Manakaiaua on 29-12-1979.
I like the tail graphics.Bob Jelly and D MacMillan of Mosgiel appear on the paperwork from 19-04-1982 and then J H Richardson of Feilding from 12-04-1984. In Mid January 1990 it moved up to Whenuapai for the RNZAF Base Auckland Aviation Sports Club (Inc) and then to the RNZAF Aviation Sports Club (Gliding Section) on 19-08-1996.
It overturned during a down wind landing at Whenuapai on 13-10-2001 and was cancelled on 26-04-2002.