The French Connection

FRANCE AND NEW ZEALAND have enjoyed aeronautical associations for more than 100 years, beginning with the arrivals of Bleriot and Caudron aircraft before the First World War. In this account I consider contacts between the two countries in terms of visits by French aircraft, the evolution of air services and connections and the establishment of current-day military linkages and air services. In fact, a French airline was the first to establish direct, one-aircraft airline

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