Story: Aviation

National Airways Corporation aircraft

National Airways Corporation aircraft

The New Zealand National Airways Act 1945 established a single domestic airline – the National Airways Corporation (NAC). This photograph, taken in 1949 at Paraparaumu airport, shows two NAC Lockheed Lodestars (front and left) and two DC3s (rear and right).

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Government intervention', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006