Longlands Aerodrome

Air Pageant 1929

Speakers at the opening of air pageant at Longlands Aerodrome, 1929

1 and 2   Hastings Mayor, George A Maddison


3   Unknown speaker


4   Patron, the Right Honourable JG Coates, declares the pageant open
Joseph Gordon Coates was Prime Minister from 1925-1928, a member of the New Zealand Reform Party, Minister of Finance from 1933-1935


5   Hastings Mayor,

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 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


Longlands Aerodrome 1930

Sir Andrew Russell, president of the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club, welcoming visitors to air pageant at Longlands Aerodrome 1930

Talking into 2ZH microphone