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    Posted: 10 Jul 2013 at 00:30

Published this month is:


A PASSION FOR FLIGHT - New Zealand Aviation before the Great War.

VOLUME TWO: Aero Clubs, Aeroplanes, Aviators and Aeronauts 1910-1914, by Errol Martyn.




1) Aeroplane Ventures in the South

(John Gill, Bert Pither, Francis Potter & James Paskell aeroplanes)


2) Wellington Wings

(Arthur Schaef’s ‘Vogel’ aeroplanes & Percy Fisher’s monoplane)


3) An Auckland Aero Club, Famous Visitors and the Henning and Dexter Aeroplanes


4) The Walsh Brothers and a Howard Wright Biplane called Manurewa


5) Southern Aero Clubs and their Aerial Activities

(Includes Angus-Bolt gliders, Jonassen-O’Connell monoplane & Oscar Wood-Bernard Hughes gliders and monoplane)


6) Vincent Beebe and his Extraordinary Aeronauts

(Parachutist making single, double and even triple ‘chute jumps – Albert Eastwood, Christopher Sebphe & Zahn Rinaldo)


7) Ideas and Projects that Never Took Flight

(Includes Poverty Bay’s mystery aeroplanes, James Warburton’s ornithopter, ‘Aero Fever’ at Akaroa, The New Zealand Airship Development Company, Takaka’s ‘horse-powered’ glider, Pahiatua’s Baby Biplane, Reg Duke’s Triplane & Matthew Marmaduke’s biplane glider)


8) Airborne Abroad

(Includes the Hawkins-Ogilvie Triplane, Damer Allen’s fatal flight & early passenger flights abroad including by tennis superstar Anthony Wilding’s frightening flights in France)


9) Aerial Tours From Abroad that Never Eventuated


10) The Saga of New Zealand’s First Blériot

(Imported from the USA by James D. Walsh – the longest surviving of the three Blériots that came to New Zealand)


11) The First Practical Powered Flights

(American ‘Wizard’ Stone and his Blériot, Billy Miller and Esk Sandford redesign and fly the Manurewa)


12) Aeroplaning in the Manawatu

(Hector and Seaforth McKenzie and their American Hamilton Biplane & Len Mangham’s monoplane)


13) ‘Scotland in the Air!’

(Will Scotland and his Caudron Biplane and his pioneering flights of 1914)


Appendices include a summary of powered flight attempts in New Zealand up to 1914


Book specs: 320 pages, 185 x 245mm. 280+ illustrations. Soft cover.


For flyer and order form with pricing info, etc, PM me with your email address.



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I really liked the first Vol. 1 , looking for Vol. 2
Those early New Zealand Balloonists were crazy!!!!
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