Kōrero: Aviation

Early airmail flight

Early airmail flight

After the First World War, several airlines were keen to provide passenger and airmail services within New Zealand. In this photograph a mailbag is handed to the pilot of a Canterbury Aviation Company plane, before an attempted first airmail flight between Nelson and Wellington in November 1921. The flight never reached its destination, being forced to turn back to Motueka.

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - An aviation industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6570/early-airmail-flight (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006