Flight, April 27, 1912.
AVIATION IN NEW ZEALAND.
MR. F. O'CONNELL writes from 218, Peterbouragh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, enclosing the two photographs reproduced below :-
He says: "I have much pleasure in forwarding you photos of a glider taken during trials at our ground. The machine is of Chanute type, built by two members, Messrs. Bolt and Angus. Great success was attained in towed flights with passengers, about fifty trips through the air being indulged in before a bad smash through faulty towing put an end to experiments for a week or so. Among the many passengers carried was a lady, the wife of Mr. Johnassen, Club Engineer."
Mr. O'Connell is the Hon. Secretary of the Canterbury Aero Club, which will extend a hearty welcome to representatives of clubs in the old country who may contemplate visiting New Zealand.