Story: Aviation

The Vickers Viscount

The Vickers Viscount

When NAC modernised its fleet in 1954 it chose the British-made Vickers Viscount. The first pressurised turbo-prop aircraft to fly New Zealand skies, it flew above most turbulence and reduced flight times.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Aviation-Air New Zealand-002

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How to cite this page:

Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - Onward and upward: 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006