WINGS is pleased to present a series of the 'Best of Browne' featuring aircraft photographed by veteran aerial photographer Vic Browne during his long association with New Zealand aviation. For almost five decades Vic Browne has been a familiar figure at air pageants, notably in support of his home club, the Canterbury Aero Club — who recently made him a life member, and the New Zealand Airwomen's Association. Perhaps best known for his aerial landscapes Mr Browne also took frequent opportunity to record changing trends in aviation. Now in his eightieth year and in retirement Vic Browne still continues to apply his considerable expertise to aviation photography.
The accompanying article was written before the tragic DC-10 crash in the Antarctic. It was felt. after serious consideration, that it should be published in order to illustrate the spirit and intent of the Air New Zealand flights to the southern continent. Editor.
RNZAF basic trainer for more than three decades the North American Harvard is an affectionately remembered aircraft by many an ex-military pilot. In this article Chris Barlow, WINGS associate editor and Air New Zealand Boeing 737 co-pilot, samples the Harvard's appeal.