Post by Peter Lewis on Apr 30, 2006 21:07:57 GMT 12
There was a 'Wright glider replica' on display at the Christchurch Museum. Probably the same one. I've got a photo of it there in 2003. Sorry can't scan it now, as my scanner has just decided to suck the kumera.
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 30, 2006 22:09:34 GMT 12
I had a look through Canterbury Museum in Christchurch when I was there a few weeks ago. An interesting little museum, but I couldn't get that voice out of the back of my mind telling me that these were the idiots that destroyed the WWI Albatross, and also saw to the demise of the RNZAF's Bf109. If they'd had some forethought, those two exhibits alone would have made the museum 'world class' to aviation enthusiasts.
There was no sign of any aircraft there, including the Wright Glider, so it must have been just on loan.