Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 19, 2017 18:02:26 GMT 12
Here's a shot from the National Library from 1917 or 1918 showing the cockpit and dual controls of the Walsh flying boat "B". Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen. Their caption reads, "The dual contols were for training purposes, one for the instructor and one for the student pilot. Flying boat "B" was the first home made aircraft designed and made by the Walsh Brothers and based on their experience with the Curtis flying boat that they imported from the USA." Ref: 1/4-123906-F
Post by Dave Homewood on Dec 19, 2017 18:07:21 GMT 12
View of a Hall Scott aircraft engine, New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Date: 1917-1918. National Library Ref: 1/4-123927-F
"View of an American built Hall-Scott aircraft engine in one of the planes at the New Zealand Flying School, Kohimarama, Auckland. Photograph taken by Anton Berntsen between 1917-1918. The Hall-Scott Motor Car Company was established in 1910 in Berkley California. Between 1910 and about 1921 the company also designed and produced aircraft engines."
Post by kiwithrottlejockey on Dec 19, 2017 19:20:36 GMT 12
National Library's captions are often inaccurate.
They give you the freedom to post their photographs online, so long as you also include the caption word-for-word, but there are so many inaccuracies in their captions that I often ignore their instructions and carry out a bit of research, then correct the captions to better reflect reality.
If you aren't living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space!