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Crossing Cook Strait

Crossing Cook Strait

On 25 August 1920 Captain Euan Dickson of the Canterbury Aviation Company made the first air crossing of Cook Strait, flying from south to north. He is pictured (left) in front of his Avro 504K aircraft after the historic flight, along with aviation administrator C. H. Hewlett (centre) and engineer J. E. Moore.

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Early flying feats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006