One is on 26th August, the other on the 28th! but yes there is not a lot in it. I guess in many cases the answer is that the repainting of the signwriting on the actual aircraft limped a long way behind the company name change. I'm sure that there are still a couple of Fletchers around bearing remnants of James Aviation and Robertson Air Service markings.
According to my records, ZK-BKH went to Aerodress Ltd., Dannevirke 3/3/1956, to Aerial Farming of NZ Ltd., Palmerston North 18/3/1960 and then owner changed to Aerial Farming (Holdings) Ltd. at a later date. ZK-BRU went to Aerodress Ltd. 30/5/1957 and then directly to Aerial Farming (Holdings) Ltd. later.
Can't help you with the ID of the AF Cub, I guess they would have rotated them through? My only photo of ZK-BNP was taken at Masterton 22Jan1977 in her later glider towing days, white and blue at that time.
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
Thomarse-Western AirSpray had a green and white spraying Cub at Wanganui mid60's. I have a slide of it-sort of sea green rather than skyblue.BTI was the rego.Still looking for the b/w shots up in the roof somewhere.I know there are many of the cubs.
Hi Thomarse have been looking back through my cub pics from 1964 69 Wonder if your blue and white cub may be BRP.Have a BW pic of it at Fielding OCT 1966 BW with full spray gear . It came to Masterton sans ag gear in late 68 69 in a blue and white scheme later going to a red and white scheme owned by Rik Homewood .Flew BNP too ??
Re BNP, yep, flew her (towing and instructing - type and tow ratings) over there on a number of occasions between 1982 and her tragic demise 11/1/87.
Also flew BRP for a while in 1983 towing at Kaitoke, where of course she has now been resident for some years - if I'm not mistaken, she'd been back spraying with Rowley in between?
I guess she was Aerial Farmings? If so, I suspect she will be my Wanganui one. Standard 1957 scheme but blue/white, as was BNP in black/white.
I think that flight of Jeff's was a record, but maybe unofficial?
Interestingly, my 1957 Super Cub brochure states "Standard colors Daytona White with Cadillac Red" and doesn't list options. The Tripacer brochure for the same year lists a raft of optional colours, but black isn't one of them.
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Here is our cub that was lovingly restored over 5 years by my father and me (mostly him) and his band of helpers. It was formally owned by Jim Frogley Snr and then Chris Pask before heading up north,where my father found it and brought it. It has since been sold (bugger!) but It is now back in the Bay again!