Monday, February 23, 2015
Thames (NZ): Thames Aero Club 1947
In previous 1947 photographs, I was alerted to a large gathering at the Aero Club grounds. At first we thought it was a funeral. Now perhaps the mystery is solved, was this the day a new plane arrived, or the day when it was known that aerial photographs of the town would be taken.
Thames Aero Club, aircraft in flight, individuals unidentified 1947Source: Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs. Ref: WA-05798-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/30628250
ZK-AOB flies proudly in the sky above Thames.
According to the web page linked below, this Auster aircraft was registered on 19th Feb 1947
ANOTHER PHOTO FROM THE DAY - 1 March 1947
Full view Below
Source; Hauraki Aerodrome, Thames-Coromandel district, including crowds of people, motorcars and aircraft. Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs. Ref: WA-05702-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/30650682
Posted by Althea at 7:28 AM