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Local Heroes

Tales of aviation greatness from the Central Otago and Taranaki regions



Jim H. McCaw

WW2 Tempest fighter pilot



F.J. ‘Popeye’ Lucas

Pioneer Queenstown pilot



Brian Waugh

Wartime and postwar pilot



Henry 'Ted' Oldale

Legendary military instructor



Sir Tim Wallis

Central Otago aviation legend



Jules Tapper

Bush pilot with a briefcase



Cliff Emeny

Mosquito fighter bomber pilot



Harold Newton

DFC Fighter bomber pilot WW2



Ian Herbert

RNZAF Lancaster bomber pilot



Jim Hickey

Spitfire Pilot, Burma WW2