Strait Across - The Pioneering Story of Cook Strait Aviation

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Cook Strait is New Zealand's great natural divide. This book tells how aviation conquered the barrier of rough water bringing communication and economic benefits of national significance. The first flight strait across in 1920 was considered a brave and courageous feat.

Rapid aeronautical progress led to the viability of regular services by 1935. Nelson based Cook Strait Airways was the first scheduled airline to operate between Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson and the West Coast. Since that time many airlines have operated through periods of nationalisation and deregulation. Illustrated by many rare photographs this book tells the pioneering story of how aviation linked the two islands of New Zealand with its most important air route.

Strait Across contains a comprehensive history of the operations of Cook Strait Airways who operated five DH89 Rapides 1935-1939 and also contains a chapter on developments from World War II into the early 1990s. Appendices outline the history of early pioneering aircraft, SAFE AIR and its Bristol Freighter operations and a list of all post-war airlines.

Illustrated by many rare photographs, this book tells the pioneering story of how aviation linked the two islands of New Zealand with its most important air route.

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Name Strait Across - The Pioneering Story of Cook Strait Aviation
SKU BK-STRAIT-ACROSS
Model # BK-STRAIT-ACROSS
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