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The Golden Age of New Zealand Flying Boats
The Golden Age of New Zealand Flying Boats
Harrison, Paul & Lockstone, Brian & Anderson, Andy
Random House, Auckland, 1997. Decorative hard cover in tidy condition. Contents are tight and clean. No inscriptions. Dust jacket is bumped and chipped along top edge and spine is faded. Nice copy. This is a heavy book so please check postage with bookseller. Illustrated throughout with many b&w photographs, maps and drawings. An account of New Zealand flying boats - the individual aircraft and the crews that flew them - this text records the politics of why, where and when the various flying boat fleets were obtained and follows the operations and final disposal of the aircraft. Included in the book are personal accounts from pilots and crew members of what is was like to fly the Sunderland, the Walrus, and the Catalina; how the boats were navigated across the Pacific; how they were maintained; and the challenges and discomfort involved in operating these aircraft.
Second hand Hardback