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PH-CWA Piper PA-19 Super Cub c/n 18-2065 (frame 18-2085) - Transavia Vliegclub - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - October 1970 Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)

The Piper PA-19 Super Cub is a two-seat high-wing light utility aircraft. The type designation PA-19 was originally used for three prototypes of the military Piper L-21. On 1 April 1949, the FAA issued a Type certificate for the type PA-19, which was then the civilized version of the military L-18C. The Piper PA-18 Super Cub flew for the first time in 1949, and the FAA Type certification was awarded on 18 November 1949. The first production Super Cubs were delivered in 1949. Over 10.000 Super Cubs were built, including about 8,500 civilian Super Cubs and more than 1,800 delivered to the U.S. and several foreign military services as L-18Cs and L-21s for liaison; training; transport and target tugs work. Most of the Super Cubs were built until 1981 when production originally ceased. Super Cub production resumed by WTA between 1982 and 1988 totalled 250. Between 1988 and 1994 Piper Aircraft built another 102.

In October 1970, the 1952-built Piper PA-19 Super Cub PH-CWA was photographed at Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands when in service with Transavia Vliegclub, Amstelveen. The aircraft was built as a Piper L-18B-PI under USAF number 52-2465 and entered service as "8A-79" with 298 Squadron of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (RNethAF) as replacement of the Auster. The aircraft was transferred to 299 Squadron and was operated as "5G-79" in 1958. On 26 November 1959, the aircraft was stored with DVVM2. In 1960, in service with 298sqdn, the Super Cub was re-registered R-79. The Royal Netherlands Air Force received 155 Piper L-18C, L-21A and L-21B Super Cubs. The aircraft were owned by the Army but flown and technical supported by Groep Lichte Vliegtuigen, formed by 298, 299 and 300 squadron of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (RNethAF). After retirement from the military duties several of the Dutch military Super Cubs were transferred to the KNVvL. On 30 September 1963, L-18B-PI Super Cub R-79 was registered PH-CWA as a Piper L-18C with the NLS - NV Nationale Luchtvaartschool, Den Haag. On 5 March 1964, the registered type was changed to Piper PA-19 Super Cub. On 15 July 1970, Piper PA-19 PH-CWA was registered with Transavia Vliegclub, Amstelveen. On 8 October 1975, W. van Duin, Hoofddorp, was registered as owner of the PH-CWA. On 17 October 1979, registration PH-CWA was cancelled as exported to the UK and the same day the aircraft was registered G-NICK as a Piper PA-19 with Nicholas John Cole, Ashford. On 6 April 1981, the Super Cub was registered with J.G. O'Donnell and I.I. Woollacott, Maidstone. On 3 April 1989, registration G-NICK was cancelled by the CAA after CAA permit expired on 26 June 1985 and the aircraft was stored in Newhaven. The aircraft was restored in flying condition and on 9 June 2009, the Super Cub was restored as G-NICK and registered as a Piper L-18C with M.W. Zipfell, King's Lynn. On 22 April 2014, the aircraft was re-registered G-ZPPY with M.W. Zipfell, King's Lynn as registered owner. On 12 September 2016, the G-ZPPY was registered with R. Sims, Henley on Thames.

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