Friday, September 28, 2012

famous NZ aviators

Not honored on banknotes (and unlikely to be), but their fame has been marked and acknowledged in other forms, including on this stamp issue - Richard Pearse (1877-1953) was a pioneering contemporary of the Wright Brothers, except in NZ, and Jean Batten (1909-1982) made record breaking solo flights around the world in the 1930s.

See the 3-volume DVD set Classic New Zealand Aviation.

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