Story: Aviation

Popular NAC aircraft

Popular NAC aircraft

The mainstay of NAC’s fleet of aircraft between the 1940s and early 1960s was the DC3. Reliable and versatile, with the ability to land on grass or seal runways, the DC3s were regarded with great affection by a generation of passengers. This one at Mangaweka has been converted into a roadside café.

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Onward and upward: 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006