TWELVE months ago WINGS reported on renewed moves to find a replacement aircraft for the Dakotas and Bristol Freighters of the RNZAF's medium range transport fleet. At that time emphasis was on obtaining such new aircraft as the Friendship, Fellowship or the DC-9; now, the spotlight has moved onto a batch of surplus RAF Hawker Siddeley Andover C.Mk l's which are being withdrawn because of cutbacks in the British defence budget.
EVER travelled NAC and wondered how well trained that pilot up the front really is, and whether one day you could ever fill his shoes?
IN LAST month's WINGS we detailed the story of the P-51D Mustang in service with the RNZAF, and something of their activities with the Territorial Air Force squadrons between 1951 and 1955.
In this concluding part of the story, we look at what the Mustang was like to fly, its
various colour schemes, and the current state of the type in New Zealand