This is the only pic of a PA18A-150 I have to hand at the moment. This is ZK-BOX .....
Thanks for the pic of BOX which - if it's not just a registration that's been looking for an aeroplane - is the first I ever worked in.
For Brian Doyle - one of nature's gentlemen - at Stratford. Loaded by my then house-mate, one of the industry's best-ever stand-up-comedian/loader drivers, the inimitable Lex Linklater! Later flew BTD for Brian -- and then for the New Zealand Ag-Industry's only-ever other Real Capitalist: Bruce Aitken, at Hawera, before moving to Aus and - at 23 - buying my first C-180 and becoming an operator. (And now. almost 50 years on, still in love with and a practitioner of the Fine Art of Flying!) B A :. - L A - CA - USA -- and The Very Far Away!
ZK-BNP....was the first aircraft i ever flew in. must have been 69-70 at Hood Aerodrome. I used to bike to the aerodrome from Landsdowne....something that none of my mates were into. spent all week end holding gliders wings and recovery. My first rides were in BNP with a curly headed blond guy who let me in. I can remember being most impressing with spiral turns and my skin seeming to be slipping of my face!...so exciting....did it two weekends in a row before telling my folks. I wonder if it was you Thomarse? seem to think BNP was red white and blue then
So thomarse whas it you?....seem to remember a head fulla curls; pilot was getting hrs up and was from over the hill.....(and not past it)..no worries anyhow....but it was very exciting; my first experiences with gravity
Found a few pics of ZK BOX which give a bit of its history , have a pic in airspread taranaki titles at Stratford no date sorry but likely from Nev Worsley early 60s Think Nev was flying for them at that time At some stage the aircraft went to Bruce Aitken as I photographed BOX on his field in 1969 in a white and red stripe paint job sans hopper , Caught it again Greymouth 04 78 same colours hows it looking now