5 Mar 2013

Vulcan navigator returns

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 5 March 2013

A spectacular airshow was planned for the Grand Opening of Wellington International Airport in October 1959. An Avro Vulcan bomber plane flown by a team of RAF pilots from the UK roared off, as planned, and thrilled viewers in the skies above Wellington, but delight turned to dismay when the plane came down short of the runway. It was only the pilot's great skill that got her back in the sky and prevented a tragedy. Bryn Lewis was the navigator onboard the Vulcan on that day.