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

G. H. Cunningham, Author

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Maker and Role
G. H. Cunningham, Author
Production Date
"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
Special extra-illustrated de luxe edition
Physical Description
159 pages, 27 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
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.)
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Walsh Memorial Aviation Library Ink Stamp
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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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