Early Risers: The Story of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay Aviation

By NZ Aviation Books

Part No. 1047
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Edited by Richard Waugh • Contributing Authors John King, David Phillips & Richard Waugh • Published by Richard Waugh in conjunction with the East Coast Air Service Celebration Committee

The East Coast of the North Island was a pioneering area of New Zealand aviation. Gisborne-based East Coast Airways was the first New Zealand airline to be licensed and the first to operate twin-engined aircraft, de Havilland Dragons, from early 1935. This book tells the adventures of the aviation pioneers; joyriding off beaches, hand-swung propellers, forced landings and a converted tramcar for a passenger terminal. Illustrated by many rare photographs, this story describes how aviation made a significant social and economic impact on provincial New Zealand. The Gisborne-Napier route continues today as the oldest scheduled air service in New Zealand.

96 pages including 4 pages in colour • 297x210mm • Soft cover, sewn with spine • ISBN 0-473-04391-2

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Name Early Risers: The Story of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay Aviation
SKU 1047
Model # 1047
Brand NZ Aviation Books
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