13 Jul 2016

Sound Archive: NZ's first pilots

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 13 July 2016

One hundred years ago today the first New Zealander to get a pilot’s licence got that important piece of paper. 

He was Vivian Walsh and with his brother Leo,  he had set up the Walsh Brothers Flying School at Orakei in Auckland. 

Several recordings in the sound archives at Nga Taonga Sound & Vision recall these exciting early days of flying in New Zealand and Sarah Johnston plays us some of them.

 

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