The golden age of New Zealand flying boats

Paul Harrison, Author;  Brian Lockstone, Other contributor;  Andy Anderson, Other contributor; 

1997
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Maker and Role
Paul Harrison, Author
Brian Lockstone, Other contributor
Andy Anderson, Other contributor
Production Date
1997
Description
"This is the first full account of New Zealand flying boats - the individual aircraft, and the crews that flew them. It records the politics of why, where and when the various flying boat fleets were obtained, and follows the operations and final disposal of the aircraft." - inside cover

Contents: Introduction / abbreviations / early days / Hobsonville beginnings / the scramble for pacific air routes / the pusser's duck / into action / the Empire flying boats / TEAL at war / Singapores from Singapore / to war in the Far East / operations at Suva / sea 'Cats' / warcats / seaplane training flight / transports to peace / the flying boat transport flight / NAC Sunderlands / the marine section / post-war reshaping / the New Zealand incident / post-war Catalinas / Queen of the seas and skies / New Zealand based operations / tropical Sunderlands / the Sunderlands are paid off / uniformed small fry / final days / aircraft technical details / history of selected aircraft / colours and markings for RNZAF flying boats / wartime conversion of TEAL boats / Catalina dumbo missions and ferry crews
ISBN/ISSN
1869412990
Physical Description
320 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 31 cm.
Media/Materials
Signature/Marks
Paul Harrison Hand-written
Brian Lockstone Hand-written
Andy Anderson Hand-written
Accession No
97-450
Credit Line
Paul Harrison et al. 1997. The golden age of New Zealand flying boats, 97-450. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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