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John King Reviews A Threat To Private Operations By Local Government Restrictions.
IT WAS a rare moment. Two big exmilitary flying boats together on the waters of Lake Wanaka; the locally based Catalina courtesy of the Catalina Club, and the Pacific nomad Grumman Albatross, sporting full military plumage
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"I DON'T WANT to alarm anyone," said Harry Norton as he calmly handed out life jackets, "but please put these on now."
He also asked one of the passengers to open the cabin door and toss out the large oil packs sitting at the rear of the aircraft, with the idea of lightening the load. The expectation was that passengers' baggage would be next, but the chances of this aircraft ditching in the sea were considerable.
A Report From The Wanaka Aircraft Auction
Ray Deerness Reports On The Local Scene.
Matthew Wright Reports On Exercise Skytrain.
Bruce Robertson Writes On The Engineering Scene.
Additions, Deletions And Changes Of Ownership On The New Zealand Civil Register.
""Plonky"", The Ferocious Beer Barrel, Was Fred Ladd's Avenger In The Pacific Theatre - The Alpine Fighter Collection's Grumman Is Flown By Rex Dovey. Photograph By John King, Courtesy Alpine Fighter Collection.