This, the third in the series of the Best of Browne, portrays notable visitors to New Zealand — predominantly during the 1950's. Some were working for a living, some were "showing the flag" — most were examples of progress in aviation new to NZ skies.
FOR 30 YEARS one particular model of light aircraft operated in New Zealand in a variety of roles, being an economical aero club commercial machine, establishing the country's first thriving airline, and carrying an amazing assortment of freight, mail and passengers over undeveloped and inhospitable countryside.
A New Zealand Doctor recently decided to blend medical expertise with a PPL and spend six weeks across the Tasman exploring the Australian outback as a Flying Doctor. The accompanying article relates some of the experiences gained under different regulations and contrasting airspace.