ZK-AYE  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n  82888)


                                           Another of those "better than nothing" images..................This Tiger was owned by the
                                           Nelson Aero Club when it was parked out here among the tree stumps in 1952.  This
                                           aircraft was previously NZ879 with the RNZAF and civilianized in 1949 (although not
                                           registered until 1951).  The Aero Club sold it off in 1957 to A. Blechynden but the transfer
                                           paperwork was not done and the CAA cancelled it from the register.   It rejoined the
                                           register with the new allocated registration of ZK-BVK in January 1958.   It was later
                                           sold to W. Scott of  Karangahua in 1958.  ZK-AYE broke up in flight 10 miles north
                                           of Otorohanga on 7 May 1958 killing both pilot and passenger.  At the time of the
                                           accident the new registration had still not been applied to the aircraft.    Seems as if it
                                           had been dogged by registration problems right to the very end.