14 February 2012

UTA Douglas DC-6

John Wegg has sent this classic photo of UTA's Douglas DC-6, F-BHMR... his question is...

was this taken at Whenuapai???

1 comment:

  1. I remember flying in a UTA DC-6 from Auckland to Tontouta, in New Caledonia, right at the end of 1965. I am pretty sure we took off from Auckland Airport, in the same location as it is now. However, I note that officially Auckland Airport didn't open until early 1966. I am thinking there may have been flights out of it before it was officially opened.

    So I think this photo could have been taken at Auckland Airport, not Whenuapai.

    The flight took 6 hours.