Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Airline history TEAL, NZNAC and formation of AIR NEW ZEALAND

Travellers on the huge jets that criss cross the skies far above the Pacific today seldom spare a thought for the pioneers - men and machines - of the days when flying was a real adventure; when routes were unplotted, landing places inadequate and equipment primitive, when set against the huge distances to be covered.

This book traces the development of the complicated network of routes; it tells of the men who faced constant and continuing prob- lems, exploring the islands by sea, surveying, measuring, testing and reporting.

It tells of the political tangles, interåçnational co-operation, personal aspirations, and many dangers that slowly worked together to bring about the Air New Zealand we know today. It includes one of the outstanding unsolved mysteries of the Pacific Ocean, the disappear- ance without trace of Amelia Earhart and offers a new theory on the events of her last hours.

The Author has exhaustively searched out historic photographs showing the flimsy machines and the men who flew them. He has meticulously traced the building of New Zealand's airline up to the merger of April 1978 which joined domestic and international services together to form one composite operation.

It is a story of which New Zealand can be proud.

Ian Driscoll has made his career in sea and air transport, serving with the Orient, Union- Castle and Union Lines; with Imperial Airways, the New Zealand National Airways Corporation and Air New Zealand.

In the 1930s his experience ranged from Australian and South African mail ships to 'Empire' flying-boats. He spent the duration of the Second World War at sea; has since served for more than 30 years in the New Zealand airline industry. Throughout he has written regularly, as a contributor, on public affairs

sunstrike DJ spine hardcover Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Anywhere in NZ see my profile for details$6.50
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Waitakere City, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Other options
    NZ bank deposit