Friday 27 September 2013

Piper Cub ZK-BKY

Piper PA-18-95 Super Cub ZK-BKY (c/n 18-4684) entered our register thanks to Airwork (NZ) Ltd Ltd of Christchurch on 27-03-1956 - gaining its CofA on 15-06-1956 for listing to the Nelson Aero Club from 11-08-1956.
 I believe it carried the name "Fifeshire" at some stage with the Club.
The pic above was shot at Nelson on 19-04-1964,
and below, also at Nelson, in a revised paint scheme, was dated 02-03-1971
 Ownership was transferred to D J Anderson of Christchurch on 03-09-1973.
 It was parked near the old Canterbury Aero Club rooms on August the 1st 1975 when gale force winds struck.
Pic below comes from the CMM collection.
ZK-BKY was cancelled from the register on 23-01-1976.


  1. Another sad ending, thanks for the history

  2. I made my 1st solo in that Cub on the 4th of August 1970, my 16th birthday. Unlike the other Cubs in Nelson Aero Clubs fleet it had only 1 petrol tank. The other 3 were BTO (crashed),BTS(airworthy) and BPG(150hp).The club had also owned BLX and another cub which crashed at O’Kiwi Bay. However, BKY outlasted the others at the club and trained many, many pilots