“Life Wasn’t Meant to be Easy!”

OST ACCOUNTS of the early days of the New Zealand National Airways Corporation (hereafter shown as NAC) imply the transfer of Royal New Zealand Air Force Douglas C-47B to become DC-3 and the mainstay of the fleet for NAC’s first decade as a straightforward matter.

It was far from simple, involving politics, personal ambition, clashes at management and board level and complicated questions as the post-war airline industry...

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