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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