WELL, there were these two guys from Hastings, see, one named Marshall the other Neville, both flying old silver Tiger Moths; and do you know what they did nearly 20 years ago? They formed a partnership and set about spraying crops from the air. Spuds, corn, maize, beans, barley, you name it, they sprayed it, even tomatoes .. . but that was nearly 20 years ago.
LAST MONTH, Wellington balloonist Squadron Leader Roly Parsons added to his list of ballooning achievements the first lighter-than-air flight over Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain.
RECORD numbers of homebuilt aircraft attended the 1976 Amateur Aircraft Constructors' Association fly-in held at Kaikohe at the end of last month.
AS A youngster Ossie James was determined to fly. He never made it as aircrew in the RNZAF, but that has not deterred him from becoming the founder of New Zealand's biggest single agricultural aviation operator.
In the September WINGS, we traced the history of James Aviation Ltd, but behind the creation of this company is a determined character in the shape of Mr O.G. James, who makes no secret of the fact that when he entered the aerial topdressing business after the Second World War his ambition was to create the best and the biggest operation as soon as possible.