Post by Peter Lewis on Oct 29, 2019 9:48:18 GMT 12
One year later:
This is a heads-up to advise the December 2019 AHSNZ "Aviation Historian" issue will be a special. It features the DH89 in vast detail with a great spread of images. The text has been written by a team consisting of Richard Waugh, Peter Layne and Brian Lockstone.
The second major piece is a detailed account of the formation of the Wellington Aero club in the late 20s and 30s with fine images, then some book reviews. Because of the importance of the main subject (guess which aircraft has been in the longest continuous service in NZ?) the editorial team have decided to make it a larger issue than usual, running to around 78 pages.
Believe me, the content will be well worthwhile. Many images have not been seen in public before. We are very grateful to the "usual suspects" who have scoured their collections for us.
We can cover costs by sales via Trade Me. Thanks to John Mounce we will send a quantity to the De Havilland Museum in the UK for them to sell (each issue will contain a membership form). We are looking to selling via places like the Air Force Museum. It will be a suitable tribute to the DH89 and De Havilland which played such a major role in NZ aviation.
For the March issue we are planning a history of the DH86 Express in Union Airways Limited and RNZAF service. Text and images so far amount to 20 pages. Brian has accessed his copy of a DH86 manual to extract more material. He even has a photo of the DH86 "flight deck" which looks remarkably like another post-war four-engine DH airliner.
We will follow the DH89 in RNZAF, the DH86 Express, DH83 and DH84 in later issues.
So sign up now as an Aviation Historical Society member to get a copy of this significant issue.
Post by Peter Lewis on Dec 15, 2019 10:16:24 GMT 12
The December 2019 AHSNZ 'Aero Historian' has now been published.
As out lined above, this issue contains comprehensive coverage of the establishment of the Wellington Aero Club and also features the New Zealand history and operation of the DH89 Rapide/Dominie in vast detail with a great spread of 50 pages of images in both black & white and in colour.
This is a comprehensive a fascinating read for all aerophiles, and is alone well worth the subscription cost.
Don't let this one pass you by - go to the AHSNZ website and subscribe today!