Mac's memoirs the flying life of Squadron-Leader McGregor

G. H. Cunningham, Author

[1937]
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Maker and Role
G. H. Cunningham, Author
Production Date
[1937]
Description
"Dr. Cunningham has written "Mac's Memoirs" with the object of placing on permanent record the aviation achievements of his friend the late Squadron-leader McGregor. In its preparation he has been aided in that he was one of the few to whom this distinguished airman confided his flying experiences... With a view to presenting a simple story the author has eschewed sentiment, avoided over-statement, and adhered strictly to the historical record." - publisher's note.

Contents: Preface / list of illustrations / prelude / experiences as a war pilot: early training in New Zealand / advanced training in England / attached to "fifty-four" squadron / life in the squadron / experiences as a fighting pilot / fighting experiences / combats with the "circus" / forced landing / home service at biggin hill / home training with fighter squadrons / squadron life with "eighty-five" / first blood / narrow escape / collision / Major Mannock assumes command / shot down / balloon bursting / armistice / pioneer flying in New Zealand: difficult days / training with the New Zealand Air Force / Hamilton Airways Limited / Cadbury's business service / Air Travel Limited / interlude / pioneer air mail flights / pilot instructor / the International Air Race: the Manawatu Club's entry / preparing for the race / the first day of the race / the second day / the third day / the fourth day / the fifth day / the sixth and seventh days / final stages of the race / aftermath / commercial aviation in New Zealand / development of air services / over the route / Blenheim to Dunedin by air / Dunedin to Palmerston North / epilogue / types of aeroplanes flown by Mac / total hours flown by Mac / log book records of the Centennary Air Race
Edition/State/Version
Special extra-illustrated de luxe edition
Physical Description
159 pages, 27 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Media/Materials
Signature/Marks
G. H. Cunningham Hand-written
122 Hand-written
To J. W. Grace
from JSD
1922---1937 Hand-written
The Leo White Collection
Property of: A.H.S.N.Z. (Inc.)
Administered by:
Walsh Memorial Aviation Library Ink Stamp
Accession No
5999
Credit Line
G. H. Cunningham. [1937]. Mac's memoirs the flying life of Squadron-Leader McGregor, 5999. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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