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Author: Keith Skilling

A magnificent plane at Whitianga Airport

Whitianga airfield is ideal for this type of training, the aero club having recently spent many thousands of dollars upgrading the grass surface, and of course its’ proximity to Ardmore being only a ten-minute flight away. This Goodyear built Corsair is the only remaining example of the 424 Corsairs operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force both here and in the Pacific during World War Two (WWII). After the war it was taken to Hamilton to be scrapped but by good fortune it was saved from the scrap heap, the only Corsair that was saved, and for many years it was stored beside Asplins garage...

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