Maker and role
Cliff Tait, Compiler
Television New Zealand Limited, Author
Royal New Zealand Aero Club Incorporated, Author
James Aviation Limited, Author
New Zealand Ministry of Transport, Author
Federation Aeronautique Internationale, Author
Beech Aircraft Corporation, Author
Production date
27 Dec 1980-16 Jan 1984

Object detail

Accession number
Series of correspondence relating to Tait’s application for a series of speed records after a flight in a Beechcraft Bonanza from London to New Zealand in April 1982, in an attempt to regain Jean Batten’s England to New Zealand record for New Zealand. Also includes mention of the RNZAC awarding Tait a Notable Achievement certificate. The series of correspondence evidences the speed records Tait did obtain, as well as the dispute for the overall record for England – New Zealand. Also includes a letter thanking the Taits for their hospitality from the Beech Aircraft Corporation.
Physical description
1 folder ; 36 cm
Record level
Credit line
Cliff Tait et al. 27 Dec 1980-16 Jan 1984. [Correspondence], MSS-2020-5.11. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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