Tuesday 29 July 2014

Aircraft at North Shore That Have Seen Better Days

Every time I visit North Shore Airfield these two aircraft are there (obviously!).

Piper PA 23-150D Apache ZK-BUA is in fact still on the register, owned by the Apache Syndicate of North Shore.  It was first registered in New Zealand in November 1957 and was operated for many years by the Civil Aviation Division of the Ministry of Transport.  It must have many stories to tell - anyone want to post them?

And Cessna 172K ZK-WGS will never feel the wind under its wings again. It was first registered in New Zealand in August 1998 and was cancelled in May 2009.


  1. what a waste,hopefully bua gets back in the air,as for the 172 where is the owner,why be a tight $%^& and sell it

  2. check out trade me,abandoned 172n zk jci for tender

  3. BUA is in a sad state! Used to be the family plane - Favourite memory was probably parents, us kids and the dog in the baggage locker - he'd been given the sleepy drugs but they'd worn off and he crawled under the seat and up into my lap! Of course this was halfway across the Cook Straight - Dad not impressed.