29 May 2016

Scheduled Skiplane

Mount Cook Air Service's scheduled skiplane service from Fox Glacier and Franz Josef to Hokitika that operated from late 1968 to early 1971 is the first third level service that I remember. When we would go up to the Hokitika Airport to see someone off on the Friendship to Christchurch I would talk my parents into staying on to watching the DC-3 go to Westport and further north and then the skiplane to South Westland.  On my day off last week I was able to spend some time in Archives New Zealand that helped me putting some final touches to the history of the air service... It can be found at

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