Bridge Pa Aerodrome

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

Aircraft at Bridge Pa 1934

Bi-plane and spectators at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

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Bi-Plane ZK-AAB, DH.60X Moth (G-NZAT) withdrawn from use 1938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Bi-Plane ZK-ABB, DH.60X Moth (G-NZAT) withdrawn from use 1938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

House at Bridge Pa Aerodrome
People on veranda, cars and windmill to the right

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

Bridge Pa Aerodrome Opening 1934

Dignitary raising the flag at the opening of Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

Bridge Pa Aerodrome Opening 1934

Possibly people at opening of Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1934

Glider at Bridge Pa 1903

Glider at Bridge Pa Aerodrome, 1903

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

Newspaper Article 1984

Article in The Hawke’s Bay Herald-Tribune, Saturday 25 February 1984