Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aviation History

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As an update to my last post, here is a photo of Jack Percival and Henry Purvis who were part of the crew who flew the Catalina Flying Boat "Frigate Bird II" from Rose Bay to Chile in 1951. Jack Percival, according to this source was the Sydney Morning Herald's Aviation correspondent that came up with the idea of delivering newspapers to country towns via converted warplanes. Harry Purvis was appointed Manager of the Herald Flying Services in 1946.

2 comments:

Jacqui said...

you make beautiful socks Luvvie!

Annette Piper said...

A further development of airmail I guess - what would we do without aeroplanes today!? (Well I guess we'd be fine, but things would take a lot longer!)