bi-plane

Air Pageant

Spectators watching airborne bi-plane ZK-A?? and two on the ground at Longlands or Bridge Pa Aerodrome

ZK-ABB DH.60G Gipsy Moth, Hawke’s Bay AC/Hastings (Government Loan) New Plymouth AC, impressed 11 October 1939, crashed New Plymouth 19 April 1941

Air Pageant 1934

Taken at North Island Air Pageant at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 24 March 1934

Bi-plane has “High Jinks 2” written on fuselage

Air Pageant 1934

Taken at North Island Air Pageant at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 24 March 1934

“UNION MOTOR SPIRIT HASTINGS” on back of truck

Te Mata Peak in distance

Air Pageant 1934

Taken at North Island Air Pageant at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 24 March 1934

[Guy Field flying?]

Air Pageant 1934

Taken at North Island Air Pageant at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 24 March 1934

Air Pageant Notice 1934

Notice advertising North Island Air Pageant at Bridge Pa, 24 March 1934

Poster text –

“Programme of Official North Island
Air Pageant
Bridge Pah ‘Drome. 24th March
at all Newsagents – Price 6d.
Hastings 1934

Designed by E.W. Crook.”

Aircraft at Bridge Pa 1934

Bi-plane and spectators at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

Aircraft at Longlands 1929

Bi-planes and spectators at Longlands Aerodrome for the Hawke’s Bay Aero Club’s first pageant, 1929

Aircraft at Longlands 1929

Christening of bi-plane “Heretaunga” DH 60 ZK-AAE by Lady Russell at Longlands Aerodrome, Hastings, 1929

Mayor Maddison standing at left

DH.60G Gipsy Moth 928 (G-NZED) ZK-AAE
Owners: Auckland AC ‘NZ Herald Gift Machine’
Registered 01.03.29
Dived into the ground at Mangere Airport, Auckland, 22 December 1930, from 2,500 feet during steep turn practice and was destroyed by impact and fire
Pilot Cyril Olsen, aged 23, was killed

Aircraft at Longlands 1929

Christening of bi-plane DH 60 ZK-AAE at Longlands Aerodrome, Hastings, 1929

DH.60G Gipsy Moth 928 (G-NZED) ZK-AAE
Owners: Auckland AC ‘NZ Herald Gift Machine’
Registered 01.03.29
Dived into the ground at Mangere Airport, Auckland, 22 December 1930, from 2,500 feet during steep turn practice and was destroyed by impact and fire
Pilot Cyril Olsen, aged 23, was killed

 

Aircraft ZK-AAB at Longlands 1929

Pilot Tiny White (Captain TW White) on left, Mayor George Maddison (on right) and dignitaries at Longlands Aerodrome, 1929

Bi-Plane ZK-AAB, DH.60X Moth (G-NZAT) withdrawn from use 1938

Tiny White won the aerial derby.

Aircraft ZK-ABB at Bridge Pa 1934

Dudley Newbigin standing by bi-plane ZK-ABB at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

Bi-Plane ZK-ABB, DH.60X Moth (G-NZAT) withdrawn from use 1938

Bridge Pa Aerodrome Opening 1934

DH 60 Gypsy Moths flying at opening of Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

DH 60G Gypsy Moth ZK-AAR, DH 60X Gypsy Moth ZK-AAB, DH 60G Gypsy Moth ZK-AAX

Dorothy Field Pilot

Dorothy Field, first female at Bridge Pa Club to become a pilot, standing in front DH 60 – ZK-AAE at Bridge Pa Aerodrome

“HERETAUNGA HAWKE’S BAY” on fuselage

Dorothy Field Pilot

Dorothy Field, first female at Bridge Pa Club to become a pilot, in the cockpit of DH 60 – ZK-AAE at Bridge Pa Aerodrome

Dorothy Field Pilot

Dorothy Field, first female at Bridge Pa Club to become a pilot at Bridge Pa

Kingsford-Smith Plane at Bridge Pa 1933

Charles Kingsford-Smith’s “Southern Cross” plane at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 20 January 1933

Inset – Charles Kingsford-Smith, seated front, and others after opening of clubrooms

Plane

Dudley Newbigin’s Gypsy Moth on the beach at Waimarama

Dudley held the 31st licence for New Zealand

Plane

Dudley Newbigin’s Gypsy Moth