Dyslexia.......sorry guys I dont find it funny having seen thestruggle of a dyslexic son, he has achieved an engineering degree and may be designing the repairs to aircraft[Boeings] that you may fly in so dont laugh
I can still laugh at it i was told i had Dyslexia when at Intermediate i really Thought i had some kind of terrible sickness. These days i know it just means i can't spell for crap but it s worse for my wife as I'm always asking her how to spell the most easy words. Still it could be worse i had a friend who used to be Schizophrenic...... but they are OK now. ;D
Just a bit of an update for ya. Gavin and i had a very insightful meeting with John Tacons loverly sister yesterday as she is interested in how we are getting on with the case of ZK-AJV. Pamela who was only ten years old when her brother John went missing spoke of her memories of the time leading up to the mystery of her brothers dissapearance. She spoke of the good times people were enjoying after the end of WW2 and the general feeling that a bright future lay ahead for all. She obviously loved and looked up to her brother. Her memory was very clear and she talked about the weather on that day 7th june 47 as her family travelled through to Taupo from Napier on a Bus to meet with John and others for lunch. She talked of the rain on the day and how none of the family had believed that John would attempt the flight in those conditions. so they were not alarmed at first when they got to taupo to find John had not arrived as they simply thought well he's just not coming the weather is to bad. I feel this puts the sighting of a Tiger moth thought to be ZK-AJV near lake Tawarera later that day in some doubt as for this to be correct it would mean John made it all the way over the Urewera's in appauling conditions of low cloud and drizzle. The mystery remains????? Can i ask if any of you have any old Photos of ZK-AJV or NZ895 as it was in RNZAF service PLEASE post them here on proboards as the only photo I've ever seen of it was in the Chris Rudge book MISSING ? Great book by the way.....cheers.
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WE'VE STRUCK GOLD ;D Well not quite but maybe silver. After 65 years who would have thought that hidden away in a dark corner of the Auditors office for Hawkes Bay and East coast Aero Club. Gavin found a dusty old Box containing over 200 pages of files on ZK-AJV. Fantastic..... Police files, Search reports, witness statements and even the original copy of the flight plan filed for the flight possibly the last thing John Tacon ever wrote.. It will take us weeks to make sense of it all. as far as we can work out no one has looked at these files since 1949. Stay tuned
OK Chaps John Tacons loverly sister Pamela has lent us this photo its rare, as far as we know this has not been seen in the cyber world ever so enjoy. John is seen sitting in Tiger ZK-AIX at the Bridge Pa aero drome Hastings, not sure on the date but obviously before 7 June 47 what we really would love to know is can any of you out there identify the tall guy holding the wheel chocks? we think it maybe club instructor MR M. Vanderpump. but we just are not sure so any help would be great. cheers Gazza
Yes you're on to it DragonflyDH60 John was only 4ft 11 tall we have talked about how being that short and flying a blind forward aircraft like a Tiger moth may have been difficult for john to see where he was heading.