Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 22, 2012 14:28:27 GMT 12
As the 1966 Auckland Airport Opening Airshowthread is bringing up some great details and photos, and especially since today is Labour Day (as was the day that Wellingotn Airport opened) I will do the same here:
Does anyone have the registrations, pilot and crew details and anything more to add on the following aircraft that displayed during that airshow please?
RNZAF Handley Page Hastings
RNZAF Short Sunderland NZ4113 - Pilot Mal Gunton, 2nd Pilot Robin Klitscher, Flight Engineer Ray Tocker - any other crew members?
RNZAF de Havilland Vampire team of No. 14 Squadron No. 1 = Colin Rudd, other members Peter Rhodes, T.E. Enright and Russell Branks. Does anyone know the latter three's positions and which aircraft serial each used?
RAAF Lockheed Neptune
RAAF English Electric Canberra B20
RAAF C-130 Hercules
US Navy C-54 (of Operation Deep Freeze)
NAC Vickers Viscount
3 x Avro Vulcan B.1 of No. 617 Squadron - one was XH498 that touched the runway hard - who were its crew, and who were the crews of the other two Vulcans plus those aircrafts' serial numbers?
Handley Page Herald
Any details and additions would be very welcome please.
I now realise why I had forgotten that thread. I have a headache from skimming through it.
I only found Smailles mentioned. Not the rest of the crew. Unless I missed it?
Headache? I'm not going to read it again, I developed a nervous tick! ;D Sorry, I skimmed most of it, so I don't know. The crew will be listed somewhere.
Yes, Flight's search engine is pretty rubbish, but if you know a date of an event, you can page through the area where it's likely to be reported, i.e. shortly afterwards. Also sometimes worth a look for lead-in items.