Taking Off : Pioneering Smal Airlines of New Zealand

Stock Code:
BAE3164
Price:
$45.00

Description

Taking Off : Pioneering Small Airlines of New Zealand 1945 - 1970 by Richard Waugh with Bruce Gavin, Peter Layne and Graeme McConnell. Published by The Kynaston Trust, in conjunction with Craig Printing Company Ltd. 'The pioneering small airlines of the 1950s and 1960s, like Fred Ladd's Tourist Air Travel in Auckland and Popeye Lucas's Southern Scenic in Queenstown, were colourful examples of post-war optimism and the 'can do' attitude which changed New Zealand forever. These were versatile airlines flying Censsnas, DH89 Dominies and Wiidgeons; opening up new scheduled air services, pioneering tourist flying (notably in Fiordland and the Hauraki Gulf), operating air ambulance and other special charters, developing agricultural work, carrying news papers and the airmail. There were many challengers; raising sufficient capital, working with the political regulation and licensing bureaucracy, Flying obsolete aircraft, getting enough passengers, dealing with engine failures, overcoming tragic 'prangs' and always coping with the mountainous terrain and turbulent weather.' A VERY LARGE BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FREIGHT.

Details

  • Author:
    Waugh, Richard (et al)
  • Book Condition:
    Very Good
  • Publisher:
    Craigs Print & Publishing
  • Edition:
    First
  • Jacket Condition:
    None
  • Binding:
    Pictorial Hard Cover
  • Location:
    Ytop
  • ISBN:
    0473093669
  • Size:
    Folio
  • Pages:
    228
  • Publish Date:
    2003
Stock Level:
1 In Stock