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80th Birthday Celebrations 2011

Lawrie Cooke simulating “Biggles” for his 80th birthday celebrations, 2011

Aero Club

Aero Club day in New Plymouth

Air Force

John Caulton beside a Spitfire II at Royal Air Force base at Rednal, Shropshire, England

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

Aeroplane flying, possibly at Bridge Pa or Longlands

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

Amelia Longley 1937

Amelia Longley beside plane for Wellington at Nelson aiport, winter 1937

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

Colin Rouse

Photo caption –

“Colin Rouse at the navigator’s table in the Sterling [Stirling] IV.”

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