About Us
Our group consists of ex WW2 and Korea personnel, RNZAF, RAAF, RAF, Fleet Air Arm
and US Airforce (trained) pilots and aircrew, ground crew, administration guys and gals,
Aero Club trained pilots and the topdressing folk.
These service personnel have served everywhere on the globe.
Name any part of the world, and we have, amongst our group, someone who has been there,
done a job, and tried out the local "hops".

We've been recording (Audio and Video)
the experiences of local service personnel.
There's also pictures from photo albums
and details from diaries on this website.

LEFT: Some of our team during a recording
session at one of our "get-togethers".

Left To Right: Willis Dark from HB Museum of Technology (Audio),
Michael Mullins from Napier Aero Club (Video),
Ian Granger, President Vintage Aviation (HB) (Interviews),
Cyril Whitaker, Chief Pilot (RTD) NZ Aerial Mapping(Interview)
AIRCRAFT FLOWN: Catalina, Tiger Moths, Harvards, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Stearman, Defiant, Boomerang, Kittyhawk, DH Vampire, Dakota, Fairey Swordfish, Gannet, Halifax, Typhoon, Tempest, Fury, Hunter, Mitchell, Oxford, Anson, Lancaster,
Stirling, Vincent, Wellington, Corsair, Lysander, Liberator, Seafire, Wirraway, Wellington, Sunderland...to name a few.
Some of the group "at work".....
Left to Right:
Matt Browne - ex-Air Traffic Controller & RNZAF,
Bill Prebenson - Aero Club Pilot
Ralph Duley - ex-Aero Club Pilot and RNZAF

Left to Right: Charlie Black - ex-RNZAF,
Cyril Whitaker - ex-RNZAF & Aerial Mapping,
Ian Granger - President of the HB Vintage Aviation Trust.

Left to Right: Gordon Heiford
Neil Titter
Keith Spackman

All three sailed overseas on the same ship and were,
by coincidence, on the same ship coming home.

Scanning of photo albums and diaries.
from left: 
Max McEwan, Barrie Crabbe, 
Arthur Birks, Michael Mullins, Norman Oliver,
and  Ted  Nielson.

Feb.2004.Some of our members gather
for afternoon tea and natter.
Late 2005, we did some recording at the Taradale RSA.
Keith Allington had some great stories to tell, as did John Caulton.
We have a large selection of interesting photos to post on this site, too.
In the meantime, a few photos of the session...