Post by Dave Homewood on May 21, 2015 13:46:26 GMT 12
Hooray!! After years of searching for the vital clue, I finally have confirmed written, published evidence that Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and his famous Fokker Tri-Motor "The Southern Cross" did indeed actually land his aeroplane here at Cambridge, New Zealand!
"The original plan was that the tour would be suspended at Auckland on the evening of February 1, but an extension has now been decided on, and she will visit Dargaville and Cambridge on the following weekend, returning to Auckland in time to allow Sir Charles to catch the Maunganui at Wellington on February 6."
My father went for a flight with Kingsford Smith. He lived in Ngruawahia so it must have been somewhere in the Waikato. He never went any where near an aircraft until he flew to Australia when he was in his 70s. He never liked me flying.