New Zealand Flying School
The New Zealand Flying School was formed in 1915, by the Walsh Brothers, Leo and Vivian, to train pilots for the Royal Flying Corps. Over 100 pilots trained at the school, most of them going on to serve in the First World War, including ace Keith Caldwell. The flying school was sold to the New Zealand Government in 1924 after struggling to survive after the end of the war.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
William E. Boeing Sr. Papers
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.
Prentice Arthur Kusabs Boeing B & W (Model 1) photographs
Collection — Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection is comprised of twenty-three (23) black-and-white photographs of the Boeing B & W (Model 1). The images were taken by Prentice Arthur Kusabs, circa 1919, and depict the two Boeing Model 1s aircraft that were sold to the Walsh Brothers' New Zealand Flying School. The photographs range in size from 1x2" to 3x4" and show the aircraft in flight and on the ground. A few images include unidentified people, some of whom are possibly the Walsh brothers, George Bolt, and Kusabs. One...
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